Remote Classroom Instructions
- 1. Read Hamlet 1.2-1.5
- 2. Respond to the following prompts and then bring your responses to class on Tuesday, September 25
- 1. What does Hamlet say in his first soliloquy (1.2.311-344) that he cannot say to Claudius or Gertrude in the open? For example, how does he express his grief over his father’s death differently in public than he does in private?
- 2. Who says,“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (1.4.678) and to what does “rotten” refer in this context?
- 3. What’s the official story of Old King Hamlet’s death? How did the Old King actually die? (1.5.744-775)
- 4. What does the Ghost ask Hamlet to do(1.5.776), and how does Hamlet respond to the Ghost’s request (1.5.777-797)?
Claim Generating Exercise
- 1. First, review the Literary Analysis Essay Assignment
- 2. Next, read trough the sample claim on this handout from the Yale Writing Center: Destabilizing Condition. Consider the following while you read: What is her argument? How does the author of the sample paragraph establish her argument and how does she establish the stakes of the argument?
- 3. Now read over the response you wrote to one of the questions above
- 4. Finally, use your response to the question above to fill out the template below:
Template: The Destabilizing Condition Claim
Even though it seems as if ___________________________ because of
______________________, I’ll argue___________________________. I argue