Act 5

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Preview 5.2
Vocab Unit 10 Quiz
Independent reading
IF YOU DID NOT TAKE ACT 4 QUIZ, YOU MUST MAKE IT UP
BY TODAY
Homework:
 Finish reading Hamlet (5.2 is the last scene of the play)
 Decoding Hamlet Act 5
 Social Media Project due Wednesday 3/2
Monday – Hamlet final discussion
Tuesday – Film versions of Hamlet
Wednesday – Unit 7 Exam, Social Media Project Due
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Themes: Critiques of society and death (suicide)
Gravedigger as as “clown”
Conversation between Gravedigger and Other
 What are they disputing?
 What do they think is the reason for Ophelia’s Christian
burial? (5.1.24-26)
 Meaning of “arms” (5.1.30-40)
Hamlet is offended by the Gravedigger’s singing (5.1.70) and is
very bothered by the skulls and laments their irony (politician,
courtier, lawyer, Yorick)
Hamlet and Laertes fight in Ophelia’s grave. Did Hamlet really
love her?
Who will die? Who will live? How will it happen
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 Polonius was stabbed by Hamlet (thinking he was
Claudius)
 Ophelia drowned herself in the river
 Hamlet, Gertrude, Claudius, Laertes, Horatio,
Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Fortinbras
Write down a question for Hamlet discussion on
Monday
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May be related to themes, quotes, or characters we
have discussed
Can be something you are confused about
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Turn in Decoding Hamlet (Act 5)
Grab handout
Deaths in Hamlet Activity
Discuss 5.2
Hamlet Final Discussion (graded)
Homework:
 Social Media Page due Wednesday
 Unit 7 exam Wednesday
Fortinbras
Guildenstern
Rosencrantz
Horatio
Die
Live
Laertes
Claudius
Gertrude
Hamlet
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How did Hamlet escape orders for his execution?
What are Hamlet’s feelings towards Rosencrantz
and Guildenstern? Laertes?
What is Horatio’s advice to Hamlet? Where else did
we see such advice in the play?
Laertes and Hamlet – forgiveness and revenge –
discuss how these themes are present in their
interactions.
The poisoned cup and sword – how does it play
out? Who is to blame?
What are Hamlet’s dying requests?
Who has the last word in Hamlet?
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Did Ophelia really kill herself?
Do Hamlet, Claud, and Gert feel
remorse for Ophelia’s death?
Hamlet’s feelings for O’s death
What will Hamlet do without her?
Did he really love her?
Would Hamlet killing himself been
better for Denmark’s society?
Why was poison the murder
weapon of choice?
Is Hamlet sane or mad?
Why would he act mad – does he
really think that could solve his
problems?
Did the madness work?
Why does Hamlet wait so long to
kill Claudius?
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What is the point of Fortinbras?
How did Hamlet get away and back
to Demark after being sent away?
Will Hamlet and Laertes come to
terms with each other?
Can Laertes forgive Hamlet?
What was Claudius’s motive for
killing King Hamlet?
Is Gertrude ashamed of what she
did?
How does she feel about Claudius
wanting to kill Hamlet?
Why does Shakespeare kill off his
main characters?
Does Syphilis really make you rot?
Hamlet and Laertes’s relationship

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