Hamlet act 2

Incontinency A lack of restraint
Perusal A study, observation
Wanton Extravagant, somewhat immoral
Abridgment An interruption
Expostulate To speak
Indict To accuse
Paragon A model, a perfect example
Perpend To consider, to ponder
Pestilent Deadly
Repugnant Resistant, incompatible
What does Polonius ask of Renaldo? Spy on Laertes (his son) to see the wrong he is doing
What does Ophelia tell Polonius? Hamlet was acting odd
Why does Polonius think Hamlet is crazy? Hamlet loves Ophelia
What is the dramatic irony? The audience knows Hamlet isn’t really crazy, but Ophelia doesn’t know that.
Why does Gertrude think Hamlet is crazy? Because of her marriage and his father’s death
Who are Rosincrantz and Guildenstern? Old friends of Hamlet that Claudius asks to spy on Hamlet.
What does “I am but mad north-north-west; when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.” He says this to his two friends that are spying on him and he is saying he is pretending to be crazy
Why does Hamlet call Polonius “Jephthah, Judge of Israel”? Because Jephthah had a daughter and he vowed he would kill the next person who came out the door and it was his daughter

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