Your job is to take ONE aspect from Hamlet – this could be a character, symbol, the plot, a theme, etc – and compare it to something else. There are many ways you can do this. You can compare the plot of Hamlet to another of Shakespeare’s works, you can take the main tragic figure of Hamlet and compare him to Macbeth or another Tragic hero, think Beowulf, Game of Thrones, etc. 

You can also look at themes such as Madness and relate them to something else – we read “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the narrator also tried to convince us he wasn’t mad… Whichever aspect you choose, the point of your essay is to let the author know how the two subjects are similar and different, and then leave them with a takeaway from the comparison