Hamlet

Topics: Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet, Gertrude Pages: 7 (1842 words) Published: May 13, 2014
Transition Words
 (from the Gordon Graydon Academic Handbook)
 
Analysis:
in order to, since, so that, because, as a consequence, with a view to, accordingly, as a result, for this reason, hence, on account of, inevitably, naturally, thereby, thereupon, under these conditions, wherefore  

Similarity:
similarly, by the same token, in a like manner, in the same way, just as surely, likewise, paralleling, relatively speaking, at the same time  
Opposition, Shift or Contrast:
although, but, by contrast, by comparison, contrarily, conversely, despite, even so, except, for all that, however, in contrast, in spite of, instead, nevertheless, notwithstanding, on the contrary, on the other hand, otherwise, rather, still, though, unlike, whereas, yet, besides, nonetheless,  

Examples or Illustration:
for example, another example, as evidence, evidence of this, for instance, for the same reason, in another case, indeed, in fact, in particular, in this case, in this situation, namely, on this occasion, particularly, specifically, that is, to be sure, to illustrate, to tell the truth  

Continuation of Thought:
additionally, again, also, and, and so on, and then, another reason, as well as, at last, besides, equally important, finally, further, furthermore, in addition, in addition to, incidentally, in conclusion, in any case, indeed, in fact, in the first place, in the next place, in the same manner, in this manner, last, lastly, likewise, moreover, more specifically, much more interesting, next, nor, now, of course, of even greater appeal, that is to say, then, too, what is more  

Sequence:
to begin, first, second third, finally, after, after this, afterward, at first, at the outset, at this point, at this time, before this, concurrently, consequently, following this, for now, for the time being, immediately, in conclusion, in the first place, in the second place, last, next, now, preceding this, previously, simultaneously, subsequently, then

Summarizing:
therefore, in conclusion, hence, for this reason, for these reasons, in brief, in short, in summary, on the whole, to conclude, to summarize, to sum up, in essence, in other words

Essay Point Form Outline (Apperance vs. Reality)
(based on the Gordon Graydon Academic Handbook)

Introduction Paragraph

1. A general statement about your topic: (there is no mention yet of the book or any characters; can be one to two sentences)

The behaviour of individuals may appear to be different than what they really are

2. A statement which refers your topic to society: (there is no mention yet of the book or any characters; can be one to two sentences)

For example, in society a man might tell his wife that he is truly in love with her husband when in reality he might be having an affair with another woman

3. Refer your topic to the authors and texts: (all must be mentioned)

The characters of Hamlet, Claudius, And Rosencrantz from Shakespeare’s Hamlet all behave in a different manner to complete a specific task

4. Thesis statement: (your opinion and the 3 elements to be used to support it in your body paragraphs)

Hamlet, Claudius and Rosencrantz appear differently to others, take control of situation through this behaviour, and as a result suffer the consequences of these actions

Body Paragraph 1 – Appearance To Others

Transition word: ____________

Topic Sentence: (must include the essay topic linked to the first argument of the thesis) Hamlet, Claudius, and Rosencrantz appear one way to others while attempting to accomplish a separate goal

Transition word: First

Point a):
Hamlet appears to be insane to those around him, but in reality he is trying to devise a plan to avenge his father

Proof/Quote: (separate sentence with context of quotation)
For example, when Hamlet first returns from speaking to his father’s ghost he frightens Ophelia with his rage and anger, however this is due to the fact that he is still in a...
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