Instructions: Choose one of the following topics to write a formal essay. 1. Wit


Instructions: Choose one of
the following topics to write a formal essay.
1. With reference to Ophelia and Gertrude,
analyze the extent to which the female characters in the play are powerful or
powerless.
2. Analyze the recurring role of imagery in
the play. Select from disease imagery, garden imagery or other.
3. For the first half of the play, Hamlet
seems to have the upper hand. Analyze the point in the play where things
turn against him and he loses control of the situation. Explore what
aspects of his character make him behave this way.
You will develop a central thesis, and
write using the formal voice (no personal pronouns, no colloquial language,
etc). Your paper should have an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion.
This paper should interpret and analyze, rather than simply summarize elements
of the story. You are expected to use textual evidence to support your
points. You must use proper MLA format, including in-text citations and a
Works Cited page


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