Hamlet
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare

Hamlet Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Yorick's Skull and the Graveyard
The Ghost
"Rank" Gardens
Hamlet's Costume Changes
Flowers
Setting
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Act I, Scene i
Act I, Scene ii
Act I, Scene iii
Act I, Scene iv
Act I, Scene v
Act II, Scene i
Act II, Scene ii
Act III, Scene i
Act III, Scene ii
Act III, Scene iii
Act III, Scene iv
Act IV, Scene i
Act IV, Scene ii
Act IV, Scene iii
Act IV, Scene iv
Act IV, Scene v
Act IV, Scene vi
Act IV, Scene vii
Act V, Scene i
Act V, Scene ii
Characters
Hamlet
Hamlet Timeline
Claudius
Claudius Timeline
Gertrude
Gertrude Timeline
Polonius
Polonius Timeline
Ophelia
Ophelia Timeline
Laertes
Laertes Timeline
Horatio
Horatio Timeline
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Timeline
Fortinbras
Fortinbras Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Madness
Madness Quotes
Revenge
Revenge Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Art and Culture
Art and Culture Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Sex
Sex Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Piglet, Pooh, and Tigger, Too
Piglet, Pooh, and Tigger, Too Flashcards
Piglet, Pooh, and Tigger, Too True or False
Usurpers Slurp
Usurpers Slurp Flashcards
Usurpers Slurp True or False
To Be or Not to Be
To Be or Not to Be Flashcards
To Be or Not to Be True or False
Insane in the Membrane
Insane in the Membrane Flashcards
Insane in the Membrane True or False
Movie
Essay
Teaching Hamlet
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Chew On This
Inspired by “Hamlet Goes to the Supreme Court”
John Everett Millais’s painting Ophelia (1851–1852)
The 9th century Danish story of “Amleth,” a major source for Shakespeare’s play
Margaret Atwood’s “Gertrude Talks Back”
Book vs. Movie
Darkness, Sadness Everywhere
Oh the Tragedy!
A Play by Any Other Name
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related Readings in Literature & History
Terms
Photos
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