Hamlet, Part 8- Themes Quiz

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To make a summary of a theme’s objective development, the reader should base the summary on


Which is the best example of an objective summary of the theme "truth is hard to discern" that is further developed in Act V of Hamlet?

When Hamlet and Laertes fight at Ophelia’s grave, each thinks he knows what the truth is. This scene helps to further develop the theme "the real truth is hard to see."

How should a reader summarize the development of a theme? Check all that apply.

-by stating the theme -by using objective language -by using examples to explain the theme

Read the passage from Act V of Hamlet.

Laertes: Must there no more be done?

First Priest: No more be done:
We should profane the service of the dead,
To sing a requiem, and such rest to her
As to peace-parted souls.

Laertes: Lay her i’ the earth;
And from her fair and unpolluted flesh
May violets spring! I tell thee, churlish priest,
A ministering angel shall my sister be,
When thou liest howling.

How do the themes in the passage interact?

The passage shows that death conquers everyone, but family bonds outlast even death.

Which are examples of themes? Check all that apply.

-There is beauty in simplicity. -Hope exists even in dark times.

One theme in Hamlet is "death conquers everyone." Which statement explains how Act V of Hamlet develops this theme?

Despite the fact they are royalty, Hamlet, Laertes, Gertrude, and Claudius die.

Read the passage from Act V of Hamlet.

Hamlet: Let me see.—[Takes the skull.]—Alas! poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning?

One purpose of Hamlet’s speech is to

develop the theme "death conquers all."

To analyze the development of a theme, the reader should study

the main topics that come up repeatedly.

What is the first step in determining the theme in a play?

identify an important topic in the play

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