by William Shakespeare c. 1599

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading ""To Be Or Not To Be" Soliloquy" by William Shakespeare.

In this famous soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet contemplates suicide and poses the most important question one can ask: "To be or not to be?"

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy and Death as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do people face death?" and "What can we learn from tragedy?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this piece of drama at home:
    • What was ""To Be Or Not To Be" Soliloquy" about?
    • What did you learn about Comedy & Tragedy?
    • What did you learn about Death?
  • Watch Video: "To Be or Not to Be" at home with your child.