English Critical Moments

English Critical Moments

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For each Act in Hamlet, pick a critical moment then talk about why it is critical.

Storyboard Text

  • Act I, scene V
  • I am thy father’s spirit, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night And for the day confined to fast in fires...
  • Act II, scene II
  • ...But in the beaten way of friendship, what make you at Elsinore?
  • To visit you, my lord, no other occasion.
  • Act III, scene I
  • To be or not to be? This is the question...
  • This is when Hamlet sees the ghost of his father. The ghost told Hamlet that Claudius was the one who killed his father. The ghost wants Hamlet to avenge his father because he is in purgatory. 
  • This is when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are talking to Hamlet and trying to discuss why he is unhappy. Hamlet then realizes what they are really doing and calls them out. They are actually spying on Hamlet for Claudius and Gertrude.  
  • This is a critical moment for Hamlet because this is when Hamlet is talking about possibly committing suicide. He doesn't like his life and wants to get away from everything. 
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