Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1

What is Claudius’ opinion of Hamlet’s madness? He is unstable and he is not sure what he is going to do next.
What action does Claudius decide to take? Why? Claudius then wants to send Hamlet off to England because he feels he is dangerous.
To what idea of Hamlet’s madness does Polonius cling? Why? Polonius still thinks that Hamlet is lovesick because he does not know about Hamlet’s revenge plan.
Describe and explain Hamlet’s treatment of Ophelia. Hamlet acts as if he does not love her and treats her as if he did her major wrong, vents at her in anger, takes out his frustration on her.
What is your opinion of Ophelia’s reaction to obeying her father? I think that she should follow her heart because Hamlet really did love her.
What idea is suggested in Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be…” speech? During his speech, Hamlet is basically contemplating suicide the whole time because he says that the world is so horrible to live in. But he is a Christian and realizes that he will be damned to hell if he does kill himself. He then decides not to commit suicide.
What gives universal qualities to this speech?To be or not be It think that because of the way the message is presented, it can be relatable to many different situations. Everybody goes through hard times and choices. His speech is referred to the greatness of man speech.
What does Ophelia say about Hamlet? That his once noble mind was overthrown by his madness. She thinks he is absolutely nuts.

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