Month: February 2013

  • Hamlet: After Act 1 and 2(English 30)

    Major Response (30-1)”I know not seems.” In I, ii, 76, Hamlet claims that his grief is real, not just a show. Make a chart of all the occasions in Act 1 and 2 when there is a difference between the way a character seems to be and the way he or she really is. Create […]

  • Hamlet: After Act 1

    Consider Hamlet’s second soliloquy from Act 1, Scene 5, “O all you host of heaven! O earth! what else?” to “I have sworn ‘t.” Describe Hamlet. Add a link to your post to the discussion page in the STJ Forums on Hamlet.

  • Hamlet: Getting Started

    “We all sympathize with Hamlet, and that is understandable, because almost every one of us recognizes in the prince our own characteristics.” – Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Russian novelist and playwright. Hamlet raises many questions that you may recognize from your own life. Thinking about some of these issues will make your experience of the play […]

  • Macbeth: Getting Started

    Although you may not yet have read or seen Macbeth, you will soon recognize some familiar conflicts and issues, for you have seen them on television and in films, you have read about them in newspapers and magazines. In the play, there are conflicts between heroism and villainy, good and evil, loyalty and treachery, ambition […]