Essay on Hamlet

Writing Prompt

In a thesis-based essay, identify four passages of 4 or more lines in Hamlet that develop the theme of looking for justice. In your analysis, discuss how poetic sound and rhythm create a powerful effect in each passage and how each passage builds empathy for Hamlet, Ophelia, Gertrude, or Claudius. Write about at least two main characters.

This essay is asking you to synthesize four things:

identification of passages that develop the theme of looking for justice

analysis of sound and rhythm

analysis of empathy building

analysis of 2 or more main characters

6-8 pages