Characterization of Hamlet


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Hamlet would be closest in age to a ___.

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1. What type of characterization involves the portrayal of characteristics through straightforward statements from characters or the narrative voice?

2. Most people characterize Hamlet as being ___.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the reasons that William Shakespeare's Hamlet is still so popular and renowned today is because of its complex and deep characterization. This quiz will assess you on some key points from the attached lesson on the characterization of the character Hamlet. Some things you'll be tested on include types of characterization in the play and psychoanalytical issues in the main characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Hamlet's age
  • Different types of characterization found in the play
  • Hamlet's characterization
  • Psychoanalytical issues in Hamlet
  • Characterization and Hamlet's famous soliloquy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your recollection of the basic information related to Shakespeare's Hamlet, the play's main character, and the ways in which the character is presented in the play
  • Reading comprehension - use the quiz questions to test your understanding of the characterization found in Hamlet in regards to the title character and other important characters
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of characterization to identify the different types of characterizations found in Hamlet, and how they are applied to his famous soliloquy

More about the characterization in Hamlet can be discovered by reviewing the corresponding lesson called Characterization of Hamlet. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of Hamlet
  • Direct characterization
  • Indirect characterization
  • Interpretations of Hamlet