Hamlet is the perfect Shakespeare play with which to have interesting conversations about the theme of problem solving. At the center of this work and several of its famous soliloquies is an exploration of whether something or nothing should be done by Hamlet and how difficult the nature of that decision is. I would use Hippocrates’ conversation and famous quote, “To do nothing is also a good remedy,” as a lens through which to view some of Hamlet’s lines, in order to discuss larger ideas about how action and inaction lead to different consequences.
Level: Secondary English/Language Arts
Subject Area: Shakespeare