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Posted: November 1, 2010

Hamlet test tomorrow on Acts I - III Article of the Week due next Monday.  
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Posted: October 29, 2010


Mon, Nov 1/10 9:00 pm
This is the tentative date for the test.  Start reviewing over the weekend.

Posted: October 28, 2010

  Act III, Scene 2   Read the scene.  In class we used the graphic novel.  Write a detailed answer (3/4 of a page) for the following:      What does Hamlet believe he has learned by watching Claudius's reaction to the play?    
Complete a close reading of the 4th soliloquy.

Posted: October 25, 2010

English 122 is a compulsory course needed to graduate in New Brunswick.  Report cards will be going home next week.  Please  check with your child and review their English mark with them.  A number of students have not been putting forth enough effort and have failed to complete all their course work.  As a result, they are in jeopardy of not being successful this semester.

Posted: October 22, 2010

Complete the nine questions for Act II.  Keep in mind that ONE of them will be collected and marked.

Posted: October 20, 2010

We have completed up to and including Act II  Scene i.  If you missed any classes, please make sure you are caught up on your readings.

Posted: October 18, 2010

  Act I Scene iii 1. According to Laertes, why should Ophelia not believe Hamlet's professions of love? 2. What advice does he give her regarding honour? 3. What is Ophelia's response? 4. Make note of Polonius's advice to Laertes. 5. What does Polonius's advice reveal about his character? What type of father is he? Act I Scene iv 1. How does Hamlet feel about the drunken revelry? 2. What mixed feelings does Hamlet have after seeing the Ghost? 3. Why doesn’t Horatio want Hamlet to follow the Ghost?

Posted: October 15, 2010

Act I Scene ii 1.        Which two sensitive issues does Claudius deal with at the beginning of the scene? 2.       What duty has Claudius given Cornelius and Voltimand? 3.       Hamlet has been depressed over his father’s death.  What does Claudius tell him about the death of a father?  What does Gertrude ask Hamlet to do? 4.       Summarize the main points of Hamlet’s first soliloquy which is full of disease imagery. 5.       What sarcastic remark does Hamlet make to Horatio regarding the funeral and the wedding? 6.       What physical features of the ghost resembles King Hamlet?

Posted: October 14, 2010

Read the scene Answer the following questions: 1.       How many times have Marcellus and Bernardo seen the ghost? 2.       What preparations are being made for war?  Why? 3.       What happened between the king of Denmark and Norway? 4.       Why does Horatio think the ghost has come? 5.       Refer to lines 29, 33-34, 46-47, 66-68, and 165. Based on these, write a short paragraph on the character of Horatio. 6.       Why would Horatio tell Hamlet about the ghost and not the new King? 7.       What is the overall mood of this opening scene?  


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