Hamlet Act Four

How does Claudius respond when Gertrude tells him what happened to Polonius? (scene one) Claudius feels that he would’ve been the one to die if he were there.
Gertrude tells Claudius that Hamlet “weeps for what is done.” Why does she say that? (scene one) She is lying to protect Hamlet from Claudius. She cares for her son immensely.
How does Claudius decide to deal with Hamlet? How does he use Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as his pawns? (scene one) He sent Hamlet back to England. He uses Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to go back to England with Hamlet and keep an eye on him, so he doesn’t have to.
Why did Hamlet hide Polonius’s body? (scene two) He’s messing with Claudius and he is still pretending to be crazy.
Who does Hamlet call Rosencrantz? (scene two) A sponge; he is loyal to whoever he is talking to at the moment, but then takes the information he has learned and shares it.
How does Hamlet’s treatment of Rosencrantz create comic relief? (scene two) He refuses to tell Rosencrantz where he has Polonius’s body. Death should be treated with respect and in a way, it foreshadows all of their near deaths.
Review Claudius’s lines at the very beginning of this scene. How does he use hyperbole to turn the other on Hamlet? (scene three) What is He makes Hamlet out as a threat and citizens put their trust in him. He refers to people as the distracted multitude.

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