Hamlet Act V

Why is the graveyard scene famous? it provides comic relief
What does the gravedigger reveal about Ophelia’s death? that it was a suicide
What is the only reason Ophelia is being buried on holy ground? she was a noble woman
according to the gravedigger, how old is Hamlet? 30 years old
What is the famous line spoken by Hamlet when he learns who’s skull he has found in the graveyard> “Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio”
Who was Yorick to Hamlet? He told Hamlet riddles and Carried Hamlet around on his back
What does Hamlet notice about the ceremony approaching funeral? what does this mean to him? It does not have full rights; this must mean suicide
What is Hamlet’s opinion of Laertes? He thinks he is a noble man
How does Hamlet learn that the body is Ophelia’s? He sees Laertes call her his sister
When Laertes curses the one who deprived Ophelia of life, who is he cursing? Hamlet
Why does Hamlet say his grief is greater than Laertes grief? because he was in love with Ophelia
Does Hamlet realize why Laertes is hostile towards him? No
Explain how Hamlet ruined the king’s plan to get rid of him? How did Hamlet pass of his forgery? Hamlet rewrote his death order. He ordered for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to be killed. He used his father’s seal on his father’s ring
What does Hamlet realize about Laertes’ feelings? He is angry because his dad, brother, and sister are dead
How does Hamlet treat Osric? He’s disrespectful and makes fun of him
What are the conditions of the bet? Hamlet has a 3 hit handicap
How does Hamlet feel about the duel? He has a bad feeling about it
Explain this line..”There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow” Hamlet accepting his fate; tragic recognition
How does Hamlet excuse his behavior in his apology to Laertes? He blames it on his insanity
What does the King offer Hamlet as a reward? a pearl in his drink (poison)
How does the King’s plan backfire? The queen drinks the poison
Does Laertes show any reluctance to follow through on the plot? Yes, he’s a good man.
How does Laertes receive his fatal injury? during their scuffle Hamlet gets the unblunted sword and stabs Laertes
Who first warns Hamlet of the treachery? Laertes
When Hamlet says “Let’s find the treachery” who owns up to it? Laertes says it is here
Who names the king as the culprit? Laertes
How does Hamlet finally get revenge? Stabs the king and forces the poison down his throat
What request does Laertes make of Hamlet? for forgiveness in killing him
What request does Hamlet make of Horatio? to tell his story
What does Horatio mean when he says “I am more like an ancient Roman than a Dane” He wants to commit suicide, but he doesn’t
How does Hamlet convince Horatio to do what he requests? he pleads with him to live to tell his story
Who besides Fortinbras arrives at court? What message do they convey? messengers from England, Ros and Guil are dead
Who does Hamlet want to see as King of Denmark? Young Fortinbras
Quote the famous farewell words spoken by Horatio goodnight sweet prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest
How does Fortinbras command that Hamlet be treated? like an honored soldier
Like other tragic heroes, Hamlet’s one flaw was his downfall. What is his? indecision and doubt
Like Hamlet, Denmark has a flaw. What is the flaw that makes Denmark “rotten”? corruption
In the final scene, both flaws are cured. What is this called? Catharsis

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