An Example Essay Plan for Hamlet

An Example Essay Plan for Hamlet

An Example Essay Plan for Hamlet
• Students often struggle to conceptualise a textual integrity essay, so we will look at an example essay plan.
• This is only ONE way to address this subject. There are LOTS of different textual integrity essays you could write.

Thesis:

Hamlet has textual integrity because its themes are exquisitely constructed by its dramatic structure and language techniques.

Paragraph 1: Genre

• Hamlet as Revenge Tragedy genre.
• Dramatic 5 Act Structure intensifies tragedy.

Paragraph 2: Characterisation

• Characterisation of Hamlet as a Renaissance Man.
• Wit and Wordplay.

Paragraph 3: Language

• The language of dilemma and madness.
• Feminine endings, em-dashed prose.
• Ophelia’s songs – speaks truth when mad.

Paragraph 4: Relationships

• Parent Child Relationships.
• Gertrude and Hamlet / Polonius and Ophelia.
• Link to Hamnet’s death and Shakespeare’s guilt.

Paragraph 5: Motif

• Motif of corruption and deception.
• Denmark and the Great Chain of Being.
• Rosencrantz & Guilderstern disloyalty.
• Antic disposition, the Players.

Leave a Reply