About This Chapter
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- Have fallen behind in understanding Shakespeare's tragic play Hamlet.
- Need an efficient way to learn Hamlet.
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
- Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
- Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
- Missed class time and need to catch up.
- Can't access extra English learning resources at school.
How it works:
- Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
- Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Hamlet chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Hamlet chapter exam to be prepared.
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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:
- What are the key plot points of Hamlet?
- How is Hamlet's character described?
- Who is Ophelia?
- Does the quote 'Alas, poor Yorick' have greater meaning than its face value?
- What roles do the characters of Laertes, Horatio, Claudius and Gertrude play in Hamlet's downfall?
1. Hamlet: Beyond the Famous Soliloquy
To be or not to be? In this lesson, that really is the question. Watch this video to learn all about Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's great tragedies. We'll explore its plot, characters and the meaning of that famous phrase.
2. Hyperbole in Hamlet
This lesson will define and discuss hyperbole and how it is used by Hamlet in William Shakespeare's ''Hamlet'' to express his anger, sorrow, and love of his dead loved ones.
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Other chapters within the Shakespeare Study Guide course
- Shakespeare Overview Study Guide
- Shakespearean Sonnets Study Guide
- Macbeth Study Guide
- King Lear Study Guide
- Romeo and Juliet Study Guide
- Julius Caesar Study Guide
- Shakespearean Tragedies Study Guide
- Shakespearean Histories Study Guide
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide
- The Tempest Study Guide
- Shakespearean Comedies Study Guide