This assignment contains nine analytical questions that can be addressed after each act of the play. From mood to McCarthyism parallels to themes, students (or teachers) will be able to choose a question to focus on throughout the play. You can let students choose, or you could assign questions based on difficulty level and student abilities. When I use this each fall, I simply edit Act I to say Act II, then Act III, then Act IV. After completing all four acts, students have basically compiled a four-page essay without stressing about it so much! This "seed" paper process allows the students to deeply analyze a specific aspect of the play without feeling overwhelmed. It's also a great way to quickly assess not only their writing, but also their reading comprehension. A simple rubric is included!