Hamlet

Hamlet “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, /Rough-hew them how we will.” (who said)
Claudius “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:/ Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” (who said)
Ophelia “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; / …and here’s pansies, that’s for thoughts.” (who said)
Horatio “Now cracks a noble heart.” (who said)
Polonius “To thine ownself be true, / And it must follow, as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man.” (who said)
Hamlet “His doublet all unbraced, no hat upon his head, his stockings foul’d, ungarter’d and down-gyved to his ankle…” (describes which character)
Ophelia “her clothes spread wide, / And, mermaid-like, while they bore her up;…” (describes which character)
Ghost “A figure…armed at point, exactly, Cap-a-pe…” (describes which character)
Polonius “That great baby you see there is not yet out of his swaddling-clouts.” (describes which character)
Claudius “A bosom black as death! O limed soul, that, struggling to be free, art more engaged.” (describes which character)
Gertrude Queen of Denmark
Bernardo officer and member of the king’s guard
Francisco soldier
Voltemand courtier Danish councillor and ambassador to Norway
Horatio Hamlet’s friend
Polonius Lord Chamberlain
Laertes Ophelia’s brother
Reynaldo a servant to Polonius
Hamlet Prince of Denmark
Fortinbras becomes king
Yorick skull in graveyard belongs to
letters to England delivered by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
poison wine kills Gertrude
The Mouse-Trap nickname for the “play”
rapier kills Laertes
armor identifies the ghost (what is the ghost wearing)
flowers part of Ophelia’s mad scene (symbolic)
revenge When Hamlet talks to the ghost he promises this?
that the king (Claudius) is guilty of murdering King Hamlet What does The Mouse Trap convince Hamlet and Horatio of?
spying on Gertrude and Hamlet Polonius is unjustly killed because he is
1. Claudius’ Coronation 2. To avenge his father’s death Laertes returns to his own country twice in the play. Why?
to have him killed Why does Claudius send Hamlet to England?
Horatio Hamlet’s friend who is still alive at the end of the play
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern These two characters are called dummies or puppets
strong Is Claudius a strong or weak character?
when the cock crows When does the ghost disappear?
the devil Who does Hamlet fear may have sent the ghost?
Ophelia Unlike Hamlet, this character is not pretending to be mad.
insane What does Hamlet’s mother feel has become of him?
King Hamlet Who was killed by poison poured into his ear as he slept in a garden?
brothers How were King Hamlet and Claudius related?
Claudius Who is to blame for the death of Polonius?
the queen Who does not know the wine is poisoned when she drinks it?
Fortinbras Because of his leadership abilities in war, this character is considered aggressive.
Laertes Who does Claudius use as a tool to kill Hamlet?
obedient What kind of daughter is Ophelia?
as a means to reveal the truth Why is the ghost introduced to Hamlet?
fond of her How does the queen feel toward Ophelia?
Horatio Who is Hamlet’s true friend?
weak and easily influenced How could the queen’s character be described?
after meeting with the ghost When does Hamlet initially feign madness?
he admits his guilt How do we know for sure that Claudius is guilty of murder?
no, she never sees the ghost (the ghost is invisible to Gertrude when Hamlet is talking to it in her presence) Does Gertrude ever see the ghost?
hell The ghost is in Purgatory waiting to ascend to ____.
Hamlet Who does Laertes believe murdered his father?
Reynaldo Who goes to France to spy on Laertes?
Marcellus Who says, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”?
not to believe in his love What does Polonius tell Ophelia about Hamlet?
Polonius Who says, “Though this is madness, yet there is a method in it.”?
Hamlet Horatio says this quote to whom? “Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing me to my rest.”
Poland Where does Fortinbras conquer land?
Laertes and Fortinbras Which two characters seem more decisive and resolute than Hamlet?
Fortinbras Who is Hamlet is sure will win the election as the next king?
Denmark Where does the story take place?
king Who does the play presented by the strolling players deal with the murder of?
tragedy What genre of play is Hamlet?
himself Who causes Polonius’ death?
his uncle and step-father How is Claudius related to Hamlet? (two relations)
hiding from the king Why is Hamlet in the cemetery?
two army officers Who is the ghost first seen by at the beginning of the play?
reveals Hamlet’s forgiving personality What does Hamlet’s apology to Laertes before the play reveal about Hamlet?
Hamlet’s father Who does the apparition look like?
he is insane What does Polonius think about Hamlet’s character?
Norway What country is Fortinbras the prince of?
foolish How would you describe Polonius’ character in one word (clever, powerful, foolish)?
soliloquies How is Hamlet’s character best developed by? (Where in the play do we find out the most about Hamlet?)
dignified Would you describe the ghost as meek, hateful or dignified?
she is in love with him How would you describe Ophelia’s feelings toward Hamlet?
both good and evil In Hamlet’s first soliloquy, how does Hamlet see the world?
Horatio is a true friend Why is Horatio interested in Hamlet?
drowning How does Ophelia die?
he wants to send Claudius’ soul to damnation Why does Hamlet not kill Claudius while Claudius is praying?
he dies After being reconciled with his mother, what happens to Hamlet?
The Mouse Trap What show does Hamlet put on to obtain evidence of the king’s guilt?
stays alive to tell Hamlet’s story At the end of the story what happens to Horatio?
Horatio Who understands Hamlet’s true character the best?
drinking poison How does the queen die?
Hamlet A thoughtful student describes which character?
the ghost What character introduces the theme of supernaturalism?
leave the queen alone What specific instructions does the ghost tell Hamlet?
talks too much Instead of taking action, Hamlet…
grief Why does Laertes plot the duel?
Hamlet Who kills Polonius?
5 months How many months does the play cover?
his mother Who is Hamlet with when he sees his father’s ghost a second time?
revenge The main theme of the play is…..
Laertes and Hamlet Who does Claudius suggest a fencing match between?
determination Why does Hamlet fail in his motives? Is it a lack of power, determination, or help?

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