Suicide in Hamlet
Kind of Activity:
Students will demonstrate an ability to support an assertion by citing specific textual evidence.
Common Core Standards:
The true nature of Ophelia's death in Act IV is one of the unsolved "mysteries" in Hamlet - was it an accident, or was it suicide?
The specter of suicide hangs over most of the action of Hamlet. Hamlet expresses suicidal thoughts a mere four lines into his first soliloquy in Act I, and suicide is the focus of his "To be or not to be" speech in Act III. As with the...
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