Hamlet Act 5 + Characters

50. Why does Laertes get angry with the priest? He won’t give Ophelia a proper funeral
51. Where do Hamlet and Laertes end up wrestling? In Ophelia’s grave
52. Hamlet tells Horatio he found a letter giving orders for his death, but that he wrote his own version giving orders for what? execution of Guildenstern and Rosencrantz
53. Why is Hamlet willing to fence with Laertes even though he knows it is probably a set up? he has accepted that death is coming eventually
54. Explain how each of the deaths happen in the final scene. Queen accidentally drinks poison, Laertes gets cut by his own poisoned sword, King Claudius is stabbed and forced to drink poison, Hamlet was cut by poisoned blade
1. Hamlet’s parents (including stepparents)(3 people) King Hamlet, Queen Gertrude, King Claudius
2. Councillor to Claudius Polonius
3. Children of Polonius (2) Laertes and Ophelia
4. Hamlet’s confidant Horatio
5. Hamlet’s childhood friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
6. Prince of Norway Fortinbras
7. The country the play takes place in Denmark

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