Being familiar with soliloquies is important because most entertainment components entail some sort of soliloquy when dealing with characters in a story. For this Soliloquy final try and put yourself in the shoes of a character from this play that stood out to you as being important. Try and understand the perspectives of the character you’ve chosen. Soliloquies are important to Shakespeare because his plays are full of soliloquies and monologues. Once a reader is able to grasp the ideas of soliloquies and monologues it allows the reader of Shakespeare to grasp the material even more than he/she might not of.
Apply your knowledge of a soliloquy by writing and acting it out a soliloquy as a specific character in the play.
Apply various literary devices to your soliloquy to provide evidence to demonstrate your understanding of the genre.
Common Core Standards
W.9-10.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
W.9-10.1.A: Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
W.9-10.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
W.9-10.3.B: Use narrative techniques such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
W.9-10.3.C: Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
L.9-10.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.9-10.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
SL.9-10.2: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source
Your soliloquy must have the following characteristics:
- It should follow a soliloquy’s format and utilize the most important element of a soliloquy. 9-10.5
- Your Soliloquy should be from the perspective of at one of the characters below: 9-10.3
- It must have at least one of the literary devices often found in Shakespeare’s plays 9-10.5:
Biblical or Mythical Allusions
- Your soliloquy should be a one to two-minute video. 9-10.2
- It should be a detailed experience of an event that takes place in the play. Ex. (A class member speaking on Mercutio’s behalf after he’s killed.) What is being said in the soliloquy can be made up but the character you’re speaking for should be replying to something factual, which happened in the play, and you must include textual evidence from the play to support your claim. 9-10.2
- Your soliloquy must be believable. Have fun, and put maximum effort into how you present them.