AP English- Hamlet

Ghost of Old King Hamlet recently deceased (2 months)says he’s Hamlet’s fathersays that he was murdered by his brother, who happens to be Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, the guy who’s now married to Gertrude and sitting on the throne of Denmarkclaims he’s “doomed” to suffer in “sulph’rous and tormenting flames” until the “foul crimes done in [his] days of nature / Are burnt and purged away” (1.5.2-5)
Gertrude Old King Hamlet’s ex wife, now married to ClaudiusQueen of Denmark Hamlet’s mother
Claudius Old King Hamlet’s brother, current King of DenmarkHamlet’s uncle, and the play’s antagonistHe’s married to his dead brother’s wife Gertrude He murdered Old King Hamlet by pouring poison in Old King Hamlet’s ear while the guy was sleeping peacefully in his garden
Hamlet Prince of Denmark, son to the late King Hamlet and Gertrudethe protagonist
Horatio friend to prince Hamlet
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Fake/Former schoolfriends of Hamlet show up in Denmark to serve as paid informants on their friend from college
Polonius The King’s counselorOphelia and Laertes’s father Polonius pays Reynaldo to spread rumors about Laertes so that Laertes will confide in Reynaldo, who can then report back to Polonius
Laertes Ophelia’s brother/ Polonius’s sonHe spends most of his time off at college in Paris
Ophelia Laertes’s sister/Polonius’s daughterWhen her father orders her to quit seeing Hamlet, she agrees —”I shall obey my Lord” (1.4.10). Later, when Polonius uses her as bait to spy on Hamlet for King Claudius, she does exactly what she’s told (3.1.4).
Reynaldo Polonius’s servantPolonius pays Reynaldo to be Laertes’s friend in college
Fortinbras The young Prince of Norway, whose father the king (also named Fortinbras) was killed by Hamlet’s father (also named Hamlet).
Winter The play opens in what season?
Elsinore What is the name of the castle where the play takes place?
Ghost The guards of the watch are nervous because Denmark is preparing for war and because the guards have seen a
Horatio Who have the guards asked to keep watch with them this night?
Norway Who is threatening to invade Denmark?
No One When the ghost appears, to whom does it speak?
When the cock crows When does the ghost leave?
Hamlet After seeing the ghost, Horatio resolves to find someone and tell him of this walking spirit. Who is it that Horatio intends to tell?
Claudius At the beginning of Act I, scene ii we learn that the current King of Denmark is
Brother We learn also that Claudius’ ___________ has recently died.
Norway Claudius sends two messengers, Voltemand and Cornelius, to deliver papers to the ruler of what country?
France Laertes asks permission to return to school in the country of
Wittenburg Hamlet asks permission to return to school in what city?
Laertes Who gets permission to return to school?
Hamlet Who does not get permission to return to school?
father In Hamlet’s first soliloquy, he compares his ____________ to Hyperion.
uncle In Hamlet’s first soliloquy, he compares his _______________ to a satyr.
father Horatio tells Hamlet that the ghost looks like Hamlet’s ______
Hamlet Laertes instructs Ophelia to stay away from
Polonius Before Laertes leaves for France, he receives advice from his father, ________
Hamlet Polonius instructs Ophelia to stay away from
Hamlet In this scene, the ghost once again appears. This time it speaks to
Father Hamlet learns that the ghost is the spirit of his
Claudius The ghost reveals to Hamlet that ____________ is a murderer.
Hamlet “A little more than kin, and less than kind.”
Hamlet ” O that this too too sullied flesh would melt/ Thaw and resolve itself into a dew.”
Laertes ” Fear it, Ophelia, fear it, my dear sister,/And keep you in the rear of your affection/ Out of the shot and danger of desire.”
Polonius “Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,/Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel,”
Polonius “For the apparel oft proclaims the man…”
Polonius “This above all: to thine ownself be true.”
Hamlet “Angels and ministers of grace defend us!”
Marcellus “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
Ghost “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.”
Hamlet “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,/ Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Hamlet “The time is out of joint. O cursed spite,/ That ever I was born to set it right.”
Gertrude “I doubt it is no other but the main,/ His father’s death and our o’er-hasty marriage.”
Gertrude “More matter with less art.”
Hamlet “Denmark’s a prison.”
Hamlet ” …for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”
Hamlet “A dream itself is but a shadow.”
Hamlet “Now I am alone./ What a rogue and peasant slave am I!”
Hamlet “The play’s the thing/ Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.”
Reynaldo Polonius gives money to
Laertes Polonius wants Reynaldo to spy on
Hamlet Who has upset Ophelia??
School From where did Hamlet know Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
Ophelia Polonius suggests that Hamlet’s madness stems from his love for
Hamlet to Ophelia In proof of this theory, Polonius reads letters from _________ to ____________. (Your answer should be in the form “____ to ___.”)
Guildenstern Hamlet soon realizes that both Rosencrantz and _____________ are false friends.
prison Hamlet says he thinks that “Denmark is a
players What traveling group arrives at the castle?
Polonius and Claudius Which two characters control Ophelia, using her as “bait” to observe Hamlet?
Gifts of love What does Ophelia wish to return to Hamlet?
Claudius Who decides to send Hamlet to England?
Polonius In order to spy on Hamlet, who hides behind the arras in Gertrude’s bedroom?
heaven Although Hamlet has the opportunity to kill Claudius in this scene, he does not do so. If Claudius is killed while at prayer, his soul would go to
Claudius When Hamlet hears a noise behind the curtains in his mother’s room, he thinks __________________ is hiding there.
Polonius Hamlet stabs through the curtains, then lifts up the arras and discovers that he has killed
mother In this scene, Hamlet speaks harshly to his
Claudius Who does Hamlet compare to a “mildew’d ear.”?
Hamlet The ghost enters the room. Who can see it?
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern At the end of the scene Hamlet says he will not trust his two schoolfellows. Who are they? (____ and ___)

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