Hamlet Acts IV-V Questions

What does Hamlet think of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? He thinks they’re foolish
Why must the King “not put the strong arm on” Hamlet? The people adore him
When the King asks Hamlet where Polonius is, what is Hamlet’s answer? At supper; not where he eats, but where he is eaten
What is the content of the letters the King sends with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to England with Hamlet? He wants the king of England to kill Hamlet
What prompts Hamlet to say, “My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth!”? He must only think of revenge from now on.
What has happened to Ophelia in Act IV? She has gone crazy because her father has died
Why does Laertes force his way in? What does he want? He heard that his father died; he wants revenge
What is the content of Hamlet’s letter to Horatio? His ship has be attacked by a pirate ship, so he jumped onto their ship and became their prisoner and they want him to do them a favor: give the King the letters and come to him asap.
What plan do the King and Laertes discuss to kill Hamlet? They will have a fencing duel and remove the tip cover and anoint it with poison so that they can scratch Hamlet and kill him; if it doesn’t work, they will offer him a drink laced with poison.
What news does the Queen bring Laertes? Ophelia was sitting by a weeping willow and fell in; her dress became heavy after soaked with water and she drowned
Laertes thinks that Ophelia should have a better funeral service. What is the priest’s answer? The Priest says that the king demanded that she be buried in consecrated ground even though she killed herself; this was the most he could do for her
Why does Hamlet jump into Ophelia’s grave? Hamlet leaps into Ophelia’s grave after Laertes to fight with him about who loved her more.
What does the King say to Laertes to console him after Laertes and Hamlet are separated? Tells him to be patient and to remember their plan.
What did Hamlet do to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Hamlet wrote a new letter for the king of England in which he was told to kill the bearers of the letter (R & G)
What news does Osric bring Hamlet? Claudius wants Hamlet to fence with Laertes and that the king has made a wager with Laertes that Hamlet will win.
What happens to the King, Hamlet, Laertes, and the Queen? King–wounded by Hamlet; forced to drink poisonHamlet–wounded by LaertesLaertes–wounded by HamletQueen–accidentally drinks poisoned drink
Who does Hamlet recommend to the throne? Hamlet recommends Young Fortinbras

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