What are some of the best 15 lines in Hamlet to recite? For my english class, I must memorize at least 15 consecutive lines in Hamlet and we have to recite them in front of our class. I need to find a good piece that I can do, but I'm having trouble finding a good passage. Any suggestions?

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There are multiple choices regarding the "best 15 lines" to memorize from Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

Deciding which ones to choose to memorize is the hardest thing to do than the memorization itself. What you need to do is decide what makes Hamlet most memorable for you. Is Hamlet a...

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There are multiple choices regarding the "best 15 lines" to memorize from Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

Deciding which ones to choose to memorize is the hardest thing to do than the memorization itself. What you need to do is decide what makes Hamlet most memorable for you. Is Hamlet a man who speaks only of revenge? Is he a man who seems to be best remembered as one who considers his actions as ones which call for his death?

Regardless of the passage you choose, be sure to read it with emotion. Hamlet was an emotional man. Lack of emotion will work against you in memorization. The greater the connection you have to the lines, the easier the lines will be to memorize and the better the presentation will be.

Based upon this, I have two suggestions for you:

1. The memorable "To be, or not to be" soliloquy found in Act III, Scene i.

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2. Hamlet's Revenge monologue found in Act IV, Scene iv.

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