The two texts: William Shakespeare, Hamlet and Sophocles, Oedipus the King.
Your answer should present a critical comparison of the two texts.
Question: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
(Hamlet, I.v.90) Hamlet laments that the problems in Denmark have been left for him to solve. Critically compare the way in which individuals act in response to perceived problems in politics or the state in Hamlet and another text you have studied this semester.
No websites may be used for this task, only scholarly, secondary sources
In order to meet the demands of this assessment, your work will need to demonstrate:
detailed, independent and critically engaged comprehension of the primary texts;
a logical, coherent and well-structured argument that adequately answers the question set;
awareness and understanding of the key themes of the unit;
appropriate use of evidence from the primary sources to support claims made;
critical engagement with scholarly, secondary source research material;
written expression that meets the Literacy Minimum Standard Level 1