Hamlet Soliloquies for Modern Times

Sir Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in the 1948 film
Sir Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in the 1948 film.

The seniors in AP English Literature are reading Hamlet. While Shakespeare’s language may be unfamiliar to the millennial generation, teenagers of any era can relate to Hamlet’s angst-filled internal debate. Teacher Chase Ferree asked students to compose and read aloud a soliloquy about a personal dilemma. Here are three examples, each reflecting a modern anxiety Hamlet might have trouble understanding. Continue reading “Hamlet Soliloquies for Modern Times”