Hamlet Act 4 Scenes 1-3

Summary: scene 1- Gertrude and Claudius discuss Hamlets recent actions and decide its time to send him to Englandscene 2- R and G meet with Hamlet to get some insight and ask him about Poloniusscene 3- Claudius confronts Hamlet and asks where Polonius’ body is. also tells Hamlet that he’s going to England
what is Claudius’ reaction when he is told of polonius’ death? what does this show us about his feelings towards polonius He tells Hamlet that he is sending him to England. Claudius could care less about Polonius’ death
When is Claudius sending Hamlet to England? at sunset the next day
what is the meaning of the line “he weeps for what is done” when Gertrude is speaking to Claudius? She means that Hamlet is guilty and feels bad for both the death of his father and Polonius’ death
why does Claudius have trouble admitting that Hamlet killed Polonius? because he will then have to admit to killing King Claudius
throughout scene 2, how do Hamlets feelings towards Rosencrantz and Guildenstern change? he starts to dislike them due to the fact that they are spying on him
Where does Claudius want the body of Polonius hidden? in the chapel
at the end of scene 2 what does Hamlet agree to doing? going to see the king
what does “…he keeps them like an ape in the corner of his jaw, first mouthed to be last swallowed.” Claudius manipulates and is exploiting R and G
how does hamlet react when he is being told that he Is being sent to England? he complies but only sys goodbye to Gertrude to show that he is upset with Claudius
What does Claudius’ soliloquy at the end of scene 3 reveal? Claudius says that he is going to put Hamlet to death when he arrives in England

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