Monday, December 12, 2011
Some of the main points were;
-After all of the play is over, who oes to heaven, and who is sent to hell
-Claudius should definitely go to hell
-Laertes and Hamlet should go to heaven but there is discussion about whether or not they will. Hamlet killed Claudius in revene for his father. Laertes killed hamlet in revenge for his sister and father.
-Gertrude, I honestly have no idea where she is going.
-Does this book make a big deal of inaction?
-Fortinbras was the only truly active one and on his quest to take over Poland, and in the end, he remains alive and sits on the throne of two kingdoms.
-Why does the ghost not appear again in the play?
-He can only walk at night, and Hamlet didn't need any remindin of his task.
-Why is it that in the play, when a woman stands up to a man, she dies?
-Does Hamlet feel remourse for signing for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's death?
-What about Polonius' death?
HW: Answer the act five question (you have only one day to do it), and prepare for your final tomorrow (bring essay outline and hamlet books).
Friday, December 9, 2011
We started off class with watching the final scene from the Zefferelli version of Hamlet.
Mrs. Smith was kind enough to map out our entire essay for us and the following was written on the board. We can use this on Tuesday when we write our final essay:)
set up situation
Lead in, "quote" (citations).
explain what the quote means
connect to topic sentence pt
connect to thesis
lead in, "quote" (citation).
explain quote (what does it mean)
connect to pt of paragraph (topic sentence)
connect to thesis
(Beowulf canto. line)
(Shakespeare act. scene. line)
*be sure that all titles are underlined!!
restate idea of thesis
end with tie back to attention getter
* we are allowed to write the attention getter, thesis, and quotes before we come to the final. But nothing else.
- Lead ins must have a comma after
- quotes can never stand alone
- use a transition in between paragraphs to make it flow
- never assume that the reader knows what you are talking about
We got the rest of class to work on our outlines!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The essay questions for the final were put up on the screen. (They will be on her website on the last page of the PowerPoint schedule for the week)
o For Friday we are to come with a thesis statement for our final.
o Smith says this is not much to do because today we are just watching movies and eating donuts.
Don’t forget that fishbowl Act 5 is on Monday. There will not be a quiz over this act.
First we watched the rest of the scene we started on Wednesday from the Laurence Olivier movie.
o In this version Hamlet purposefully switches swords with Laertes instead of accidently switched when they were fighting.
o It ended with the same scene as it began on the tower.
o Fortinbras was not including in the ending.
o Another difference was that the King was only stabbed but not forced to drink the wine.
Next we viewed the Franco Zeffirelli version.
o Smith showed us the scene with Hamlet and the Gravedigger, it was much funnier watching it than reading it.
The bell rang before the scene was over though so we did not get to see the part where Gertrude seems to suspect the King.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
- come in next week for extra help
- Be ready with a Thesis and know the text you want to pull from