Hamlet Act 2

Who is Rosencrantz? Hamlet Jr.’s friend from school who was paid by Claudius to spy on Hamlet with Guildenstern for him.
Who is Guildenstern? Hamlet Jr.’s friend from school who was paid by Claudius to spy on Hamlet with Rosencrantz for him.
Who does Polonius hire, and what is their job? Reynaldo, to spy on Laertes to make sure he doesn’t do anything wrong.
What does Hamlet Jr. do to cause Ophelia to go running to Polonius? Hamlet was acting crazy when he came to her room, without saying a word.
Who said “beshrew my jealousy” and what does it mean? Polonius, I shouldn’t have intervened.
Who said “bait of falsehood catch this carp of truth” and what does it mean? Polonius, tell little lies and you might get the truth.
Who said “breathe his faults… that they may seem the taints of liberty” and what does it mean? Polonius, don’t spread too many lies, just make it seem believable.
What is Hamlet Jr.’s question to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and what is their response? Why are they in Elsinore? To visit hm, then they admit that they were summoned by Claudius to spy on him.
Who has arrived at Elsinore? The players.
What is Polonius’ theory of the cause of Hamlet Jr.’s lunacy? Hamlet is mad with love.
Who says “brevity is the soul of wit” and what does it mean? Polonius, briefness is intelligence.
Define fishmonger. Someone who hangs out with thieves, criminals, and gamblers.
Who said “though this be madness, yet there is method in it” and what does it mean? Polonius, there is reasoning behind his crazy actions.
Who said “what a piece of work is a man” and what does it mean? Hamlet Jr., mankind can be perfect without needing gods.
Who is Jephthah? A king who used his daughter for political gain and the daughter died. (What Hamlet Jr. called Polonius.)
What are the players going to play? The Murder of Gonzalo.
Who says “the Play’s the Thing”? Hamlet Jr..

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