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Hamlet Unit Objectives By the end of this unit, you will be able to: 1. define by example the terms tragedy and tragic hero 2. compare the Aristotelian and Renaissance models of tragedy 3. show Hamlet to be an example of a Renaissance tragic hero 4. identify and discuss the characteristics of this play that mark it as a Shakespearean tragedy. 5. trace Hamlet’s evolving psychological and emotional state and how his condition is reflected in his soliloquies. (I.ii, II.ii, III.i, III.iii, IV.iv) 6. analyze the elements of a soliloquy and apply them to one of your own writing 7. analyze the characters of Hamlet, Gertrude, Claudius, Polonius, and Ophelia and their relationships to each other. 8. discuss the techniques Shakespeare uses to convey character and character relationships to his audience.
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Unformatted text preview: 9. identify and analyze the use of comic relief (as representative of Shakespearean tragedy) Activities will include: 1. Study guide questions: Study guides will not be collected, but quiz and test questions will be taken from them. Make sure you can find evidence from the text to support your answer. Quizzes will occur on days readings are due and may pop up on others as well. 2. Journals: Close reading/Analysis of passages/Question development (journal must be a separate notebook) 3. Soliloquy writing ( essay grade ) 4. Allusion research activity 5. Roundtable discussion ( essay grade ) Reading Schedule ACT I Due: 9/12/11 ACT II Due: 9/19/11 ACT III Due: 9/19/11 ACT IV Due: 9/26/11 ACT V Due: 9/28/11 *You must bring your books and your journals every day to class....
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