Great stories tend to have some similarities. Often the teacher needs to find these, but students can certainly see them once identified. That's the case here. I had never imagined teaching Hamlet as a related text with Pride and Prejudice, but it worked. In fact, this 25-point (12 short answer and an essay choice) quiz surprised me when I created it, but it helps reveal why these are two of the great, universal stories of all time.
Use it as part of a final or as group work or as review.
Homeschool parents: make sure your kids read these two if you want them to know more than most of the kids who attend schools... I was the last teacher in my district to teach both of these classics.
It's sad that the need for higher test scores has led us to reading fewer long novels and almost ignoring Shakespeare altogether. However, the children of those who have the most power will know these stories, along with the cultural literacy that I tried to instill in my students. Your students, your children, and you should also know these stories.
If you are an English or Social Studies teacher who has not read or seen both of these stories, you must do so. Download this assignment and watch them (if you don't have time to read). The Kenneth Branagh Hamlet is good and the A&E Pride and Prejudice is the closest to the book.