Shakespeare's Hamlet: Character Analysis & Description


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Why is Hamlet called a tragic hero?

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1. Why is Hamlet said to be grieving?

2. Why does Hamlet say, To be or not to be?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hamlet is one of the most well-known plays written by William Shakespeare, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the protagonist. You'll be assessed on how well you know the character of Hamlet, and his actions and motivations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The cause of Hamlet's grief
  • Hamlet as a tragic hero
  • Claudius' death

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Hamlet was thinking when he said the famous line 'To be or not to be?'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reason for Hamlet's grief and how he takes revenge on Claudius

Additional Learning

Further your analysis of this character when you study the lesson Shakespeare's Hamlet: Character Analysis & Description. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of Hamlet
  • Understand Hamlet's motivations
  • Know important lines and scenes