Hamlet Act 3 Study Qs – Due Monday 12/15/14

1. What does Claudius admit to himself (and to the audience) about his crime?

2. List the personal grievances Hamlet expresses in his “To be or not to be soliloquy” and explain what specific events in Hamlet’s life they refer to.

3. What metaphor does Hamlet use in his “To be or not to be speech” to express his developing understanding of death? How does he further develop this metaphor?

4. What information does Ophelia provide about Hamlet’s character before the beginning of the play?

5. Explain the ambiguity (unclear nature) of the nunnery scene.

6. What is the main thrust of Hamlet’s diatribe against Ophelia?

7. Why does Shakespeare begin this scene with Hamlet offering acting lessons to the players? How does this advance the plot, develop character, or help to establish theme?

8. Why does Hamlet trust and admire Horatio?

9. What does Hamlet admit to Horatio and the audience just before the company arrives to view the play?

10. How does Hamlet’s speech pattern change when the others enter the room to view the play? Why?

11. Why does Hamlet speak to Ophelia in such vulgar terms?

12. What does Gertrude’s reaction to the play indicate?

13. How has the play-within-the-play changed Hamlet’s situation and influenced the action of the play?

14. How does Polonius’ spying on the scene between Hamlet and Gertrude indicate a change in Gertrude’s status.

15. In what paradox of salvation does Claudius feel trapped?

16. Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius when he has the opportunity?

17. What is Hamlet’s reaction to the killing of Polonius?

18. What does this scene reveal about Gertrude’s guilt?

19. What aspect of Gertrude and Claudius’ marriage still clearly bothers Hamlet the most?

20. What is the significance of this second appearance of the ghost?

 

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AP 4 – Week of December 15

12/15 Monday. The last Vocabulary Monday of 2014! Vocabulary test on previous week’s words. List#19 Hamlet 4 – (profound, providence, countenance, discord, dismay, glean, scourge, convocation, garrison, discourse, oblivion, exhort, imminent, conjecture, pestilent, arraign, superfluous, impetuous, antiquity, negligence, acquit, sinew, sable, abatement). You will be tested on these words and others on January 5.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards on Friday, Final Project Book Notes #1 January 5, Vocabulary Test January 5.

12/16 Tuesday – Period 4 is going to the junior class assembly, so read Hamlet 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 for homework. Periods 5 and 6 will be listening to this section in class.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards on Friday, Final Project Book Notes #1 January 5, Vocabulary Test January 5.

12/17 Wednesday – Hamlet, TBA.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards on Friday, Final Project Book Notes #1 January 5, Vocabulary Test January 5.

12/18 Thursday – Hamlet, TBA.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards on Friday, Final Project Book Notes #1 January 5, Vocabulary Test January 5.

12/19 Friday – Hamlet, TBA.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards on Friday, Final Project Book Notes #1 January 5, Vocabulary Test January 5.

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AP 3 – Weeks of December 8 and 15, 2014

The Great Gatsby College Seminar Begins This Week and Continues through Thursday, 12/18!

12/8 Monday  Chapter 1:

Period 3: Nathan, Sergio, Judy

Period 7: Vanessa, Elijah, Evan

12/9 Tuesday -Chapter 2

12/9 Tuesday Chapter 2 

Period 3: Jasaan, Zainab, Manny

Period 7: Floria, David, Trinity

12/10 Wednesday,  *minimum day Chapter 3 

Period 3: Khalil, Brayan, Dacobi

Period 7: Kammy, Terilyn, Will

12/11 Thursday,  Chapter 4 

Period 3: Jordan, Camilla, Valeria

Period 7: Leslie, Leon, Yanitza

12/12 Friday,  Chapter 5 

Period 3: Taylor, Ashley, Isabell

Period 7: Saul, Amy, Saeng, Nelson

12/15 Monday,  Chapter 6 

Period 3: Sophie, Kristian, Julian

Period 7: Jennifer, Lusia, Makala

12/16 Tuesday,  Chapter 7 

Period 3: Max, E’Lexxis, Jose

Period 7: Annie, Vy, Catherine

12/17 Wednesday,  *minimum day  Chapter 8 

Period 3: Ebony, Ashanti

Period 7: Vionna, Jelani, Hillary

12/18 Thursday,  Chapter 9 

Period 3: Kevin, Ariyuana, Cristian

Period 7: Ting, Brandon, Feke

12/19 Friday – TBA

 

 

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AP 4 – Week of December 8, 2014

12/8 Monday – Another Vocabulary Monday. Test on previous week’s words. Here’s this week’s vocabulary. List # 18. Hamlet 3.1 (disposition, assay, beseech, bestow, affliction, harlot, consummate, calamity, pang, insolence, bodkin, hue, pith, aught, discourse, knave, calumny, wanton, courtier, melancholy.)

HW: Glossary Flash Cards due 12/19 (202 points), Final Project book notes #1 January 5 (first day back from Winter Break).

12/9 Tuesday – Hamlet, Act 3, TBA.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards due 12/19 (202 points), Final Project book notes #1 January 5 (first day back from Winter Break).

12/10 Wednesday (minimum day) –  Hamlet, Act 3.  A close look at Hamlet’s To Be or Not To Be Soliloquy.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards due 12/19 (202 points), Final Project book notes #1 January 5 (first day back from Winter Break).

12/11 Thursday – Hamlet, Act 3, TBA.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards due 12/19 (202 points), Final Project book notes #1 January 5 (first day back from Winter Break).

12/12 Friday – Hamlet, Act 3, TBA.

HW: Glossary Flash Cards due 12/19 (202 points), Final Project book notes #1 January 5 (first day back from Winter Break).

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To All Students: Time.com’s 100 Best Books of All Time

I thought some of you may be interested in this:

http://entertainment.time.com/2005/10/16/all-time-100-novels/slide/all/

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AP 3 – Week of December 1, 2014

12/1 Monday – Welcome back from break! Vocabulary test on words from the week of 11/17 and previous. If time, we will go over The Great Gatsby College Seminar. If not, we will tomorrow.

12/2 Tuesday – Textbook room to get The Great Gatsby. Groups will meet to plan for their presentation. In class reading.

12/3 Wednesday (minimum day) – In class reading of Gatsby/groups will work independently on their presentations which begin next Monday, 12/8 and runs for two weeks.

12/4 Thursday – In class reading of Gatsby/groups will work independently on their presentations which begin next Monday, 12/8 and runs for two weeks.

12/5 Friday – In class reading of Gatsby/groups will work independently on their presentations which begin next Monday, 12/8 and runs for two weeks.

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AP 4 – Week of December 1, 2014

12/1 Monday – Welcome back from break. Another Vocabulary Monday. Test on words from week of November 17 and previous. Here are this week’s words: List #17 Hamlet, Act 2 – inclination, piteous, profound, beseech, rebuke, expostulate, flourish, celestial, solicit, declension, fishmonger, carrion, rogue, strumpet,  promontory, firmament, pestilent, paragon, quintessence, bawdy, lecherous, melancholy.

12/2 Tuesday – We will become acclimated to Shakespeare’s use of language in Hamlet, specifically allusions, paradoxes and puns. After checking vocabulary flash cards, we will be introduced to “scoring” Hamlet and then read Act 1 in class, with assigned students taking different parts, annotating Shakespeare’s literary devices with post-it notes and turn and talk discussion.

HW: finish reading act 1 and annotating; score Act 1 for tomorrow.

12/3 Wednesday (minimum day) – Hamlet, TBA.

12/4 Thursday – Hamlet, TBA.

12/5 Friday – Hamlet, TBA

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