Hamlet Ch 3, 4, 5 Quiz

Hamlet’s famous “To be or not be” soliloquy is in scene one. Describe two of his main points. dying is sleeping thats all it is, why do good people take the horrible things that happen to them when they don’t have to deal with it if they kill themselves? people are afraid to kill themselves because of what’s after death
What does Claudius mean when he says, “How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience” ? (3.1.51) his words whip up my guilty feelings
Why do you think Hamlet’s encounter with Ophelia goes so badly? mysognistic he’s trying to protect her from himselfhe’s angry
What do the King and Polonius decide about Hamlet’s condition after eavesdropping on Hamlet and Ophelia? they say it’s because of his soul and sadness he has. he doesn’t love her and they send him to england because claudius things something is wrong with him
Hamlet’s best friend is Horatio. What especially does he admire about his friend? (3.2.67-76) because he takes everything life hands him with a calm acceptance whether they are good or bad
Summarize what happens in “The Murder of Gonzago?” -it’s not the king being poisoned by his brother but the nephew in order to send a message saying he’s going after him-a king and queen are in love the king sleeps on a blanket of flowers and a man appears with a crown flower and there is poison poured into the ear and the queen finds him and three people calm her down
What was the King’s reaction to the play, and what did Hamlet and Horatio decide his reaction meant? he shows and asks if it’s offensive and screams to turn on the lights and get him out of there
What message does Rosencrantz deliver from the Queen? he tells hamlet the queen is astonished by his behavior and she wants to have a word with him in her room
When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern inquire once more into the reasons for Hamlet’s strange behavior, Hamlet asks the players for a flute-like instrument called a recorder and uses it as the basis for his answer. Explain this answer. he uses it to insult them and as a metaphore about lying and how they play him and they can’t fool him
The King has Rosencrantz and Guildenstern prepare to do what? Why? they prepare to go to england with hamlet on “diplomatic business” the king thinks hamlet is getting crazier and he needs to protect his country
What are three main points of Claudius speech when he praying? (scene 3) his crime is so wrotten it stinks all the way to heaven, isnt god’s mercy meant to fix this, doesn’t praying keep us from sinning and bring us to forgiveness?offering repentance wont help because he’s a bad person
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill the King when the King is kneeling? And what is ironic about this? because if claudius is killed in church he will go to heaven and hamlet would go to hell when it should be the oppositehe will wait for a better time
How does Polonius die? (scene 4) while hamlet and the queen are talking the queen questions hamlet killing her and polonius screams help and hamlet stabs the tapestry killing polonius thinking it was claudius
What are two main points of Hamlet’s passionate speech to his mother? how valuable her propr husband was and how she downgraded, if evil can take over his mothers heart then it can melt his own
What does Hamlet ask his mother to do in regard to Claudius? don’t go to his bend tonight and don’t have sex don’t tell him anything we’ve talked about
Name/Kind of Actual Play Hamlet decides the best way to determine his uncle’s guilt or innocence in the murder of his father is to have a play called The Murder of Gonzago performed. Hamlet feels this will be the best way to determine his uncle’s guilt or innocence because he adds scenes describing his father’s murder into the plot of the story. He calls the play The Mousetrap.
What are the reasons the King must “not put the strong arm on” Hamlet? (scene 3) hamlet’s mother and the people of denmark love him and would be mad
When the King asks Hamlet where Polonius is, what is Hamlet’s answer? he is at dinner – conference of worms
What is the content of the letters the King sends with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to England with Hamlet? involve telling the king of england to kill hamlet immediately – until hamlet is killed the king wont be happy
After Hamlet runs into Fortinbras’ soldiers he gives another soliloquy. (“My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth!”) What are three main points of this speech? (scene 4) if his thoughts arent violent they’re worthlesshe hasnt done anything in order to fix the problem when he has the qualities to do sogod didnt create us with such huge minds for us not to use them
Why does Laertes force his way in? What does he want? (scene 5) he learns his father is dead he wants his father he will open his arms up to his fathers true friends and give his life to them
What is the content of Hamlet’s letter to Horatio? (scene 6) hamlet is on a pirate ship and theyre doing it because they want him to do them a favorto come get hamlet asap because he has things to tell him about rosencrantz and guildenstern and theyre on their way to england
What is the specific plan the King and Laertes discuss to kill Hamlet? (scene 7) laertes will stay in his room wearing a coat and stab hamlet with posion, if it doesn’t work they will fense
.Describe all that has happened to Ophelia in Act Four. she’s gone insane and committed suicide because of hamlet
who is yoric and why is hamlet talking about him yoric was a jester and hamlet had memories with himhe was holding his skull
What does Hamlet say about Alexander the Great? he was so great but turns into dust and dirt to end up being used to stop up holes and plugging a hole in a barrel
Laertes thinks that Ophelia should have a better funeral service. What is the priest’s answer? this is what the king said and the only reason she was getting anything right now was bc she was considered a gentle woman
Laertes jumps into Ophelia’s grave during her funeral. Hamlet is greatly angered by this. Why? because he truly loved ophelia more than laertes did
What does the King say to Laertes to console him after Laertes and Hamlet are separated? to be patient and they’ll take care of the situation soon
What did Hamlet do to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? (scene 2) he switched and rewrote the letter after he found the original one and he had them executed
What news does Osric bring Hamlet? claudius wants him to fence with laertes
Explain what Hamlet mean by the following lines: “And that should learn us/there’s a divinity that shapes our ends.” he renounced his anger and that we are in the hands of the lord
Summarize the ending of the play, including what happens to Queen Gertrude, King Claudius, Hamlet, and Laertes? 1. The King was killed by Hamlet and drinks poison2. Hamlet was killed by Laertes’s sword3. Laertes was killed by poison on his own sword when Hamlet picked wrong sword in a fight.4. The Queen drinks out of cup meant for Hamlet and she died.
Why does Hamlet implore Horatio to stay alive? to tell Hamlet’s story and make fortinbranz king
Why do you think Laertes reveals that the “King’s to blame”? he didn’t want to feel guilty and Laertes is saying that the plan to kill Hamlet went wrong & the king is to blame for their death

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