Hamlet, Act I

who are the guards that see the ghost for the first time? barnardo, francisco, marcellus
Who is Horatio Hamlets closest friend
King Hamlet hamlets father, dead
What had Bernardo seen at a previous watch? the ghost
Why does marcellus think Horatio should try and speak to the ghost Because he is a scholar, knows proper way to address ghost
What does young Fortinbras want to do? Attack Denmark and reclaim land his father lost and died for to King Hamlet
Who do the guards want to tell about the ghost Hamlet
Who is King Claudius King Hamlets brother, new king of Denmark
Gertrude Queen of Denmark, Hamlets mother
Laertes Polonius’ son, wants to go back to France.
Polonius Lord of court and adviser to Claudius
Where does Claudius send Voltimand and Cornelius To Norway to deliver a letter to Fortinbras uncle, King of Norway, to inform him about Fortinbras plans to attack Denmark and wants him to tell his nephew to stop.
What does the King tell Hamlet To stop mourning for his father and be happy for his mother and start thinking of Claudius as his new dad
What are the 2 reasons that Hamlet is upset Fathers death and his mother quick marriage
What news does Horatio bring to Hamlet That they saw a ghost of his father dressed in armour and looking sad
What does Hamlet decide to do after he hears the news? go on watch with the guards and try to talk to it
What is Laertes advice to Ophelia? To stop talking to Hamlet because he will take advantage of her because he is royal and she is not
What’s Polonius’ advice to his son, Laertes? -Not to say what he’s thinking, think before action.-Hold onto friends, & don’t make new ones.-Don’t pick fights, but fight well.-Listen to many people, but talk to few.-Don’t borrow or lend money.-Don’t have too much fun.
At the end of scene III Ophelia promise to “obey”. What will she do? stay away from Hamlet
What did the ghost tell Hamlet that his brother actually killed him by pouring a vial of poison into his ear while he was sleeping in the orchard. Asks to seek revenge but leave mother out of it
Hamlet swears Horatio to two things, what are they? not to tell anyone about the ghost and not to say anything if they notice hamlet acting strange.

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