Who among the characters in Hamlet can be compared to you?

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This question is asking you to reflect about yourself and compare your strengths and weaknesses to a character in the play.  Are you indecisive like Hamlet? Are you weak-minded and easily controlled like Ophelia?  Are you a devoted sibling like Laertes? Are you like the queen or the king or the good friend, Horatio? Choose a character and compare his or her strengths and weaknesses to your own.  Discuss how you can identify with what is going on with that character in the play.  For example, as a female, do you identify with Gertrude or Ophelia? Break down one of the character's traits and discuss them in detail; this will give your answer to the question validity and prove that you read the play and can think about it in a critical fashion.


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