This detailed, advanced handout and worksheet is designed to help students in their study of William Shakespeare's brilliant tragedy 'Hamlet', in particular, Act 1, Scene 5 of the play.
The handout includes:
1) Comprehension questions to check understanding of Act 1, Scene 5.
2) Essay, broken down into relevant comprehension sections, about the role of the ghost in 'Hamlet', as well as the critical history of ghosts and what role they played in the Elizabethan system of beliefs and superstitions. The
3) The essay is accompanied by comprehension questions and allows students to analyze Hamlet's ghost in light of the essay and what they have learned and read so far.