After paraphrasing, explain how the speech you selected either reveals a character’s personality and inner self, or connects to one of the play’s important themes. 

Hamlet Act 3 homework

(1) Select what you consider to be an important quote from Act 3, Scene 1.  Provide the quote in full.  Then paraphrase it – in your own words (not those of the translation in the “NoFear” textbook that I recommended).

NOTE: Paraphrasing is not quite the same as summarizing.  See the following link from our library website on the difference between the two:    http://www.sunywcc.edu/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Parenthetical_Werner_1.17.pdf

After paraphrasing, explain how the speech you selected either reveals a character’s personality and inner self, or connects to one of the play’s important themes.