Hamlet – Act 1: Scene 5

“The serpent that did sting thy father’s lifeNow wears his crown.” – [Character] Metaphor comparing King Claudius to a poisonous snake – [Ghost]
What did King Hamlet’s death allude to Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden and the serpent
Who killed King Hamlet? Claudius
What does the ghost ask Hamlet to do Get revenge on Claudius
What does the ghost do at night and during the day and why He roams earth at night but burns in hell during the day because he was murdered before he could pray for forgiveness for his sins
How did Claudius murder King Hamlet? By pouring poison into his ear while he was sleeping in the orchard
What did the poison to do King Hamlet It curdled his blood, (like sour milk) and caused crusty, nasty sores to appear all over his body
For what three reasons is the ghost irritated Claudius murdered him, took his crown, and then seduced his wife
What does the ghost say regarding Gertrude Leave her alone and let her guilt eat her up
What do Horatio and Marcellus do Swear to secrecy about the ghost
“The time is out of joint. O curséd spiteThat I ever was born to set it right.” 1) something bad is going on in Denmark2) Hamlet is the only one that can do anything because he is next to the throne – foreshadows hat Hamlet is going to do something to get Claudius off the throne

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