Hamlet, Act 1

The guards in the opening scene of the play are Guarding against attack from Norway
Why is Barnardo referencing the stars in the following line? “When yond same star that’s westward from the pole / Had made his course t’ illume that part of heaven.” To make reference to the time.
What literary device is employed in Horatio’s line, “This bodes some strange eruption to our state”? foreshadow
What purpose do Cornelius and Voltemand serve in Scene 2 of this Act? They deliver a message from Claudiaus to Norway
Claudius begs Hamlet to Refrain from returning to Wittenberg
What does Laertes ask of Claudius? Permission to return to France
What mood does Shakespeare set in the following lines?: ” ‘Tis not alone my inky cloak, mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black.” Depression
In speaking to his son, Polonius encourages him to Be true to himself
To whom does Ophelia reply, “I shall the effect of this good lesson keep as watchman to my heart.”? Laertes
What is Hamlet’s justification for following the ghost? He is mortal and must die at some point.
How does the Ghost instruct Hamlet to treat Gertrude? To leave her alone
Who said, “”What are thou that usurp’st this time of night / together with that fair and warlikeform / in which the majesty of buried Denmark / Did sometimes march?” Horatio
Who said, “”Therefore our sometimes sister, now our queen,”? Claudius
Who said, “”I doubt some foul play”? Hamlet
Who said, “”Beware / Of entrance to a quarrel, but, being in, Bear ‘t that th’ opposed may beware of thee””? Polonius
Who said, “I shall obey, my lord.”? Ophelia
Who said, “My hour is almost come / When I to sul’rous and tormenting flames / Must render up myself.”? Ghost
Who said, “”Now to my word. / It is ‘adieu, adieu, remember me.’ / I have sworn’t”? Hamlet
Who said, “”Good Hamlet, cast thy knighted color off.”? Gertrude
Who said, “O cursed spite / That ever I was born to set it right!”? Hamlet
Laertes Wishes to return to France
Marcellus Guard at Elsinore
King Hamlet Murdered before the play begins
Horatio Hamlet’s friend
Fortinbras His father was killed by Hamlet’s father
Who do the guards want to tell about the ghost? Hamlet
What does Claudius tell Hamlet? B. He tells Hamlet to stop grieving for his father’s death and to think of him as his father.
Hamlet makes Horatio and Marcellus swear not to reveal the events of the evening, and to go along with him (Hamlet) if he pretends to be crazy.
What is Laerte’s advice to Ophelia? He warns her to stay away from Hamlet and tells her to protect her virtue.
What does Hamlet decide to do after he hears Horatio’s news? Hamlet decides to go on watch with the guards at midnight to verify Horatio’s news.
Who said, “This above all: to thine own self be true,And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man.”? Polonius

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