1.Examine the theme of moral corruption in Hamlet and write an essay of about 20
1.Examine the theme of moral corruption in Hamlet and write an essay of about 200 words on the subject. Be sure to include examples of moments in the play when this theme is apparent, and state why it is one of the central themes of the play.
2.Describe your experience reading Shakespeare in terms of the language used. Do you find it surprising that we have so many words in common given that Shakespeare’s language feels very different? What aspect of Shakespeare’s language seems most challenging? What technique helps you make sense of unfamiliar passages?
3.Relate in your own words what you have learned about the changing relationship between England and the Catholic Church. Use examples from the video you just watched to support your answer. After the optimism of the Renaissance, neoclassical writers strived for structure, order, and balance. The cultural trend changed from the belief that people were naturally good to the belief that they were sinful. As a result, the writing of the neoclassical era favored a plain and modest style, choosing simple words and phrasings.
Imagine that you are in charge of directing cultural trends for the next 10 years. What would you change about the current culture in terms of literature? For example, how would you change the style, accessibility, and the ease with which you comprehend texts? What sorts of qualities would you like to see in literature or other forms of art? Consider how you would guide the creation of these cultural changes, including what role current events and the government would play and how the market would promote your vision. Also, think about other people’s agendas for cultural change and how yours differs.