I need to write and internal dialogue for Hamlet. My character must fill a gap in the play. What would be a good character to choose from?What would be a good justification for the character. I...

I need to write and internal dialogue for Hamlet. My character must fill a gap in the play. What would be a good character to choose from?

What would be a good justification for the character. I require some help with identifying a gap in the play. It also need to be persuasive.

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lmetcalf | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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What an interesting task!  You have lots of options with a project like this.  I think it probably makes sense to take one of the minor characters and add a piece to the play that reveals his or her perspective to a greater degree.  Here are a few suggestions:

1.  What is Ophelia thinking after Hamlet's strange behavior during the play within a play?  He had told her "get thee to a nunnery" just a scene before, but his talk was very suggestive in this scene.  What does she make of this?

2.  How do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern feel about their doing the king's bidding and betraying their friend Hamlet?  Do they have any second thoughts?  What are their motivations?  Are they ever suspicious of the King?

3.  What is the pirates version of the story?  How did the attack go down?  Why?  Why do they believe Hamlet and do his bidding in regards to the letters he wants delivered in Act 4?

No matter what you decide to do, it is important that the scene starts with a connection to the actual events and language of the play.  This will help create an interesting and logical continuity to the actual play.

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