In this lesson, students read and analyze lines 576–607 from Act 2.2 of Hamlet. This selection is a soliloquy in which Hamlet criticizes himself in contrast to an actor who has just recited a passionate speech. Students discuss the meaning of the soliloquy and analyze Shakespeare’s figurative language and how it contributes to central ideas such as action vs. inaction and revenge.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 8.
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