Hamlet Grief Study

Lit and More
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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2 pages
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This free graphic organizer brings real-world applications to Shakespeare's complex play. Students will track Hamlet's progression through the five stages of grief, as well as explain how Gertrude, Ophelia, and Laertes struggle with their own feelings of grief and loss. Finally, students must write a paragraph explaining how grief functions as a theme in Hamlet, and how Shakespeare's personal loss of his own son may have affected the play as a whole. This activity is appropriate for any ability level and is completely ready for use. Just print and go!

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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