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Hamlet AP Teaching Unit
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- define by example the terms tragedy and tragic hero.
- compare the Aristotelian and Renaissance models of tragedy.
- show Hamlet to be an example of a Renaissance tragic hero.
- identify and discuss the characteristics of this play that mark it as a Shakespearean tragedy.
- trace Hamlet’s evolving psychological and emotional state and how his condition is reflected in his soliloquies.
- analyze the characters of Hamlet, Gertrude, Claudius, Polonius, and Ophelia and their relationships to each other.
- discuss the techniques Shakespeare uses to convey character and character relationships to his audience.
- identify and analyze the use of comic relief.
- respond to multiple choice questions similar to those that will appear on the Advanced Placement in English Literature and Composition exam.
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