hamlet act 4 questions

39. Who does Claudius send to recover Polonius’s body? Rozencrantz and guildenstern
40. Does Hamlet reveal where the body is in THIS scene? no
41. Where has Hamlet hidden the body? under the stairs near the castle lobby
42. What does Claudius have planned for Hamlet when he gets to England? hamlet to be put to death
43. Who does Hamlet encounter that reminds him he needs to take action? the Norwegian captain
44. When Ophelia goes mad, what does she do constantly? sings and says crazy things
45. Who breaks down the door demanding revenge for his father? laertes
46. Horatio is brought a letter from Hamlet in this scene. Explain what the letter says. In the letter, Hamlet says that his ship was captured by pirates, who have returned him to Denmark. He asks Horatio to escort the sailors to the king and queen, for they have messages for them as well. He also says that he has much to tell of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
47. What are the two reasons Claudius has not taken action against Hamlet? because both the common people and the queen both love hamlet very much
48. Explain the plot Laertes and Claudius hatch for Hamlet when they find out he has come back to Denmark. Laertes will use a sharpened sword rather than the customary dull fencing blade. Laertes also proposes to poison his sword, so that even a scratch from it will kill Hamlet. The king concocts a backup plan as well, proposing that if Hamlet succeeds in the duel, Claudius will offer him a poisoned cup of wine to drink from in celebration.
49. What happens to Ophelia and how? she drowns in the river, mad with grief

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