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Name: _________________________________________________ Period ________ Date _______________

Thou art mad or not mad? That is the question.

We have explored the theme of Appearances vs Reality in depth during our reading of William Shakespeares Hamlet. Over and over again we have asked ourselves, Is Hamlet really crazy or is he pretending?

Task: In 4-5 paragraphs, argue whether Hamlet was crazy as he appeared or merely pretending to be crazy. Support your claim with evidence from the text.

Guidelines:

Must be no less than 4 paragraphs and no more than 5 paragraphs

Must be typed

Must use evidence from the text

Must cite sources

Must clearly state a claim

Must include an MLA formatted heading

Must include a conclusion

Should include minimal spelling and grammatical errors

Consider:

Act 1, Scene 4

Act 1, Scene 5

Act 2, Scene 1

Act 2, Scene 2

Act 3, All Scenes

Act 4, Scene 2

Act 4, Scene 3

Act 4, Scene 4

Act 5, All Scenes

DUE WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 2017

Worth 45% of final grade for 4th Marking Period

Essays will lose 5 points for everyday they are late.

Essays will not be accepted after April 28, 2017.