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3.00 Extra Credit Option: Hamlet in Culture

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  • Beyond a doubt, Shakespeare is one of the most influential writers of all times, and of the thirty-eight plays he wrote, Hamlet remains in the top of the list as one most performed and one most studied.

    Its influence in our culture ranges from subtle to obvious.  For up to 15 points of extra credit, do some research, some reflection, and some writing on how Hamlet has influenced our present-day culture -- from pop songs to daily language to subsequent literature to the more serious questions of revenge and power.  What is Shakespeare's Hamlet-sized legacy?  Write your response in a solid page of well-written text.  Include your sources of information formatted in MLA style.