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Shakespeare and Hamlet Question?

I'm trying to compare 3 characters within this play. Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras actively seek justice for their father’s deaths within this play. How do their familial obligations alter the course of their lives?

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    As so often, the answer lies within the pages of the play. Your teacher expects you to READ it, and, if you don't grasp the whole thing in one reading, to read it AGAIN.

    So do that. Assuming you've already read it once "for the gist", read it again with this question foremost in your mind, and make notes as you go.

    Your teacher isn't looking for "correct" answers pulled magically from the sky. She wants to see that YOU have read the play, understood it, considered the question, thought about it, and come up with some ideas. Your ideas don't have to fit some ideal notion of perfection; but you do have to support them with quotations from the play.That's all she wants you to do: read, think, quote.                     

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Assuming that you're trying to compare these characters because you've been asked to do so by your teacher, and not because you thought it might be a fun way to spend time, it wouldn't be right for me to furnish you with the answer when your teacher is expecting you to read the play and come to your own conclusions. 

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