-A series of events develop the plot’s central conflict.
-Suspense builds gradually as the plot progresses.
>Which statements describe the rising action of a tragedy’s plot?
-Hamlet wants to kill Claudius, but he wants to be sure Claudius will suffer.
>Which statement best describes Hamlet’s complexity in the excerpt?
-His erratic behavior confuses his friend.
>Hamlet’s character is complex in the excerpt because
-A visit from his deceased father.
>In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, what plot event prompts Hamlet to become suspicious and resentful?
-Polonius is sacrificing his daughter to trick Hamlet.
>In the excerpt, Hamlet calls Polonius Jephthah, after the priest in the Old Testament who sacrifices his daughter to God. What does this allusion suggest about Polonius’s treatment of Ophelia?
-Although she is queen, Gertrude is caught between her powerful husband and bitter son.
>Which statement is a feminist analysis of these lines?
-Which words does the actor emphasize?
-What gestures and movements does the actor make?
-What emotions does the actor convey?
>What should audience members ask themselves when they evaluate how an actor interprets a character?
>To analyze tone, the reader should study word choice, which is also called
-Time period it was written in
>Historical criticism considers a text’s relationship to the
-The character experiences a variety of human emotions.
-The character possesses a complex personality.
-The character grows or develops over the course of a play.
>Which ideas describe a round character?
-In contrast to Gertrude, Hecuba is the ideal image of a grieving widow.
>Which statement best explains why Shakespeare alludes to Hecuba throughout Act II, Scene ii of Hamlet?
-How do the parts of the text relate to the whole?
>Which question is most likely asked by a reader analyzing a text through a formalist lens?
-Become a tragic hero and the story will have an unhappy ending.
>By evaluating the dramatic conventions in the excerpt, the reader can conclude that Hamlet will
-He is distraught and unsure.
>What does this part of the soliloquy reveal about Hamlet?
>Shakespeare’s word choice in the passage creates a tone that is