Day 4

Hamlet Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How would you characterize Hamlet's reaction to Polonius' death?

    For someone as sensitive and contemplative as Hamlet, his reaction to his killing of Polonius is remarkably cavalier. This could, of course, be a part of his "antic disposition", though Hamlet's previous interactions with Polonius revealed that he had little regard for the "tedious old fool".

  2. 2

    How is Laertes' predicament similar to Hamlet's? How are the two characters different from one another?

    Like Hamlet, Laertes is the son of a murdered father who dies in obscurity. However, unlike Hamlet, who obsesses over the right approach to his revenge, Laertes dives...

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