Be prepared to discuss the multiple choice in small and large group tomorrow.
Here are some upcoming due dates:
Tonight, prepare an argument as to whether the play's ending is best read as a story of redemption or one of defeat. Refer to the text to support your claim. I'm looking for no more than 250 words.
Tomorrow we will have a graded seminar to talk about the implications of viewing the tragedy through those two different lenses. Then, you will compose a thesis statement; we will workshop our thesis statements as a class.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
The Act 4 log will be due on Monday, along with your CER 8. Also, prepare for the Act 4 quiz on Monday.
For Friday: read 5.1 and bring in the compassion excerpt for tomorrow's multiple choice.
Finally, we have moved the book of choice due date to January 19th, to ease the pressure of the end of the semester. I am collecting the assignment anytime though.
Some of you noted that you couldn't put the play down! This is good news. Let's finish Act 4 for tomorrow's class.
As you are reading tonight, rank our players on a scale of "evilness."
What is good? What is evil? Are both a truth of the human condition?
Hamlet said, "there is nothing/either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
What does this mean and how is Shakespeare exploring natural (and/or) unnatural tendencies towards evil in this play?