we have finished reading and/or viewing that scene in class. The purpose is to prepare you for class discussion; therefore, you should have something written for each entry before we discuss it in class (even if it’s only a question). See Ms. M with questions ahead of time – don’t expect to be given answers in class! Be sure to cite textual evidence to support all your answers – remember to record act, scene and line numbers. Entry 1 – Act I scene i Consider Horatio’s account of the battle between
appearance of the ghost of Hamlet's father, from early on in the play, Hamlet and others are forced to question their grasp on reality, as well as their own possibility for believing in the existence of the Supernatural. And yet, Hamlet is not alone in his apparent struggle with insanity. Hamlet’s love-interest Ophelia too, suffers from a particular kind of madness after her father is murdered and it gets reinforced by Hamlet’s rejection and betrayal.
TEXT INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS The purpose of Text Interpretation and Analysis is a literary and linguistic commentary in which the reader explains what the text reveals under close examination. Any literary work is unique. It is created by the author in accordance with his vision and is permeated with his idea of the world. The reader’s interpretation is also highly individual and depends to a great extent on his knowledge and personal experience. That’s why one cannot lay down a fixed “model”