Hamlet Act 5

What is the controversy surrounding Ophelia’s death? whether or not she committed suicide
How does the fact that she is an aristocrat (gentlewoman) affect her burial? she got a better burial than regular person who committed suicide would have gotten
What are the puns involved in “lying”? lying in a grave and telling a lie
How old is Hamlet? 30
There is a reference to one skull. Whose skull is it? Yorik, the King’s jester
What does the skull lead Hamlet to think about death? That he doesn’t want to die
What evidence is there that Hamlet really loved Ophelia? He said he loved her
Hamlet tells Horatio the whole story of the voyage to England. What happened? He switched the letters so now R & G will be killed in England
What happened to R and G? How does Hamlet feel about this? They were killed in England. He doesn’t care
What are Hamlet’s thoughts about Osric? He thinks Osric is a suck up
What does Horatio advise? He can get Hamlet out of the fencing match
What does “Not a whit, we defy augury” mean and what does the rest of Hamlet’s speech mean? He is saying that it is important to be ready to die
How does the King get the poison into the goblet? a pearl
Who dies next? How? Queen Gertrude from drinking the poisoned drink.
Who tells Hamlet that the foils were poisoned and that “the King, the King is to blame”? Laertes
How does the King die? Hamlet forces him to drink the poison
What does Horatio attempt to do? Kill himself by drinking the poison
Who says “Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”? Horatio
Who becomes King of Denmark? Prince Fortinbras
Who is left to tell the tale of Hamlet? Horatio

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