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.)

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