Function of plot, characters, and/or setting within a text. (C3)
What purpose does the subplot of fortinbras serve in the play?
Function of contrasts within a text. (C3)
Do you think Laertes serves as a foil to Hamlet? In what way and how does this affect the play.
Function of a symbol. (C2)
What purpose does the king’s ghost serve in the play?
Function of specific textual details in revealing character motivation and perspective. (C2)
“To what base uses we may return, Horatio. Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander till he find it stopping a bunghole?” – Hamlet
What might this quote reveal about Hamlet’s perception in regards to death.
Function of specific textual details in the development of theme. (C6)
“The spirit that I have seen/ May be a devil, and the devil hath power/ T’ assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps/ Out of my weakness and my melancholy,,/ As he is very potent with such spirits,/ Abuses me to damn me.”
How might this quote develop the theme of uncertainty?