'Hamlet' Exemplar Essays

If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a Word document which provides a number of 'Hamlet' exemplar essays with examiner comments - enjoy! The questions addressed in the essays are as follows:

Discuss the following passage from Act 3 Scene 4, exploring Shakespeare’s use of language and its dramatic effects. (Given passage was 3.4.17-50)

 

 ‘Hamlet is destroyed by his impulsiveness, not his uncertainty.’ Using your knowledge of the play as a whole, show how far you agree with this view of the character Hamlet. Remember to support your answer with reference to different interpretations. 

 

‘In the world of Hamlet trust is a rare commodity.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view of the play? 

 

‘A great surprise of the play is that Claudius has a conscience.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view?