English 3312C Fall of 2020 Essay #3 Hamlet:
What is the Purpose of Horatio in the Play ?
Or, Why Horatio?
He is in the following scenes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 3.2, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, & 5.2.
(FOR THIS ESSAY, FOCUS ON 1.1, 3.2, 5.1, and 5.2)
Use the Three-Paragraph Format.
First Paragraph: By following Hamlets Arc in the play, show us what you think to be the tragedy in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
Second Paragraph: Paraphrase and quote from the scenes, especially from 1.1, 5.1., and 5.2 (especially following Hamlets death).
Third Paragraph: Answer the question.
(Keep in mind that one way of arriving at an answer is to imagine what would happen to the play if Horatio were given a different kind of character or was not in the play at all.)