Dear Wonderful Seniors,
Today, I am at a grading conference, looking at 10th grade HSPE essays.
Friday, when I return, you will take a closed book quiz on Act V, and I will show you photos of Africa if there is time.
Remember, reciting your monologue is worth MANY POINTS. Don't wait for the last minute.
Hamlet work for today is the following:
1. Quote work. Work independently to complete the handout. Independently does not include consulting with friends. I need to see what YOU can do, not what your friends can do. Use the definitions in your glossaries, your books, to help understand the quotes. Remember to keep the metaphors intact in your paraphrase; do not say what Shakespeare means, but what he says in regular English.
But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad,
Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill. (1.1.167)
Incorrect translation: The morning sun is rising over the dewey hill.
Correct translation: Oh look! The Morning, wearing a reddish brown cloak,
is walking across the dew on that high hill over there in the east.
Yes, I had to use a dictionary to clarify words like "mantle" and so should you. Dictionaries are in the back. Get one when you are done reading this.
2. The substitute will handout the prompt choices. I decided to add one on Justice. On the back of the prompt sheet I have included instructions for finding second sources. Find one that has something good in it. Don't waste your time walking in with a source you don't plan to use.
HW - due tomorrow complete Act V Quotes (attached)
due Monday - a critical analysis of character by a reputable scholar: PRINT THE SECTION OF TEXT YOU WILL BE USING AND HAVE THE CORRECT MLA CITATION.