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Write a News Article describing the events that took place during the final scene (Act...

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jino183 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 31, 2009 at 4:12 PM via web

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Write a News Article describing the events that took place during the final scene (Act 5, scene 2) in Hamlet.

What is the main event that you will be discussing?

Who? What? Where? When? Where?

What are the ten most important facts that people need to know about this event?

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mshargaden | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 31, 2009 at 7:27 PM (Answer #2)

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I would use a headline like:  Royal Bloodbath!  At least six are slain!

Ambassadors from England, bearing sad news of the demise of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern--or was it Guildenstern and Rosencrantz?  No matter-- were shocked to discover a horrible scene of bloodshed and tragedy in the castle.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 31, 2009 at 7:29 PM (Answer #3)

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Headline: Prince of Denmark Has Innocent Messengers Killed

Who: Hamlet

What: he has Rosencrantz and Guildenstern killed.

Where: On the way to England

When: recently.

The two were carrying a letter ordering Hamlet's death.  They didn't know it.  He switched letters -- put in one ordering them killed.  For the rest of the facts, you can get into why he didn't feel bad about it.

 

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kelvinlee | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 31, 2009 at 10:56 PM (Answer #4)

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Yay..i also need this.. Can you make a paragraph for example.. It's great if you do that.

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mshargaden | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted January 1, 2010 at 3:55 PM (Answer #5)

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Why don't you use the starter that I made above and then add on to it?  I think it is hilarious and pretty durn good, personally. :)  I bet your teacher will appreciate the joke about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.  A sort-of joke in the play is that you can hardly tell them apart.

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kelvinlee | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 2, 2010 at 12:14 PM (Answer #6)

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^^..because when i read it..i don't understand much...Im an ESL student^^ the second paragraph you write...is that the 10 most important facts?

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