Examine the theme of Appearance Vs Reality in Hamlet (Due Fri 22nd)
Great podcast to aid in the revision of Hamlet: (Alan Stanford-Hamlet in Howth)
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How does Hamlet characterise the relationship between Gertrude and Cladius?
Consider the dramatic significance of Hamlet rejecting the opportunity of killing the king at this point in the play.
Do you think that Hamlet’s madness is purely an act, or are there moments when he crosses the line into real madness? Give reasons for your answer (no more than 2 A4 pages)
Complete a summary (in your own words!) and analysis of Act 2. (Two A4 pages max)
What does Polonius believe is the cause of Hamlet’s unusual behaviour?
Weeds and pestilence
The king uses images of decay in nature to spur Hamlet to his revenge. Highlight some examples