Bell Ringer Put yourself in Hamlet*s shoes*

Bell Ringer (10 m)
Put yourself in Hamlet’s shoes…
• Would you seek revenge if someone hurt a
member of your family? What if they killed
someone you love? What kind of punishment
would the person deserve?
• Do you believe that revenge is ever justified?
If so, when?
A3, B1, and B4 Agenda
• Bell Ringer
• Tragedy Notes
• Hamlet Act 1- scenes 1, 2, and 3 w/ guided
• Read and Analyze Hamlet’s first soliloquy
• More movie?
• I can analyze the characters and action in
Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
A1 and B2 Agenda
Bell Ringer
A1- Finish Shakespeare Uncovered
Act 1: i, ii, iii w/ guided questions
Vocabulary Activity
Hamlet analysis
• I can analyze character plot and action in
Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Tragedy Notes (25 m)
You can add to your notes from last time, or take
notes on the Q-notes handout
In case you forgot how to use Q-notes…
• Formulate a question from the topics given on
the left-hand side of your handout, and then
answer it with pertinent notes from the following
Please keep these notes safe with the notes from
Elements of a Tragedy
First, this requires the fall of a regal
person. Odds are, this will be a QUICK
and SUDDEN fall.
–How do we see this in Hamlet?
Social and Cosmological Consequences
• Remember when we discussed consequences
for disobeying the Divine Order?
• Not only would there be social ramifications
(shunned from family, friends, etc.), but there
would also be the potential for natural
disaster of some kind.
Determinism vs. Autonomy
• Fate v. Free Will
Basically, the development of events beyond a
person’s control, regarded as determined by a
supernatural power (FATE) versus free will
Determinism v. Autonomy
• Tragedies MUST have a balance of the two.
• In tragedies, we must consider how much fate
and free will affect the outcome of the work.
Can a tragedy be ALL fate? ALL free will?
Why or why not?
External Influences
• These, often supernatural
influences, will often
signify the role of FATE
What is one of the most
significant traits of a tragedy??
Multiple deaths
Many many deaths
Tragic Nobility
• The hero MUST accept some measure of
responsibility and need SOME sense of a
dignified ending. ´âčThis means no begging,
groveling, etc.
• The hero needs a dignified death
Tragedy Terms
• The purging of emotions or relieving of emotional
tensions (through art or music)
• Purging of pity and fear by the audience
• Fear comes from the justice that was carried out
• Pity comes from the fact that those who died
deserved it.
• The critical moment of recognition or
• Otherwise known as, “tragic enlightenment”
• It’s when the character realizes their part in
the downfall
• Tragic flaw
• The quality that will bring about
• Overreaching pride
• Pride that rivals the gods
• Notes are done! Again, KEEP THEM SAFE!
• Let’s catch up in the movie… (20 m)
– Take out your movie guided questions
– What did we watch last time?
– What’s the hardest thing about the language?
– Questions?
– Begin. Act 1, scene 2, Claudius’ speech
Analyzing Hamlet’s Soliloquy
(25 minutes)
• Get a book off my cart.
• Work on the worksheet in front of you.
• You make work with a partner for these
• Please look up vocabulary you do not know on
your phone or in a dictionary.
• Ask me if you have any questions!
If time, continue movie…