Hamlet Lit. Test-12/9

Define theme What the author wants you to believe in or act like b/c you read the story.
Define conflict The struggle between two opposing forces.
Define character analysis (trait) Words that describe how a person behaves.
Is beautiful a character trait? No because someone cant behave beautiful.
Is nice a character trait? Yes because someone can behave nicely
Is ugly a character trait?? no because a person can’t act ugly.
Setting: -Where? -Over how long? Where: Denmark in Elsinore castle. How long: Circa 2 months.
Name 3 rising actions, in sequence. 1. Hamlet sees his father’s spectre for the first time. 2. King Claudius ends the play out of shock from the dialogue being similar to his murder. 3. Polonius is stabbed by Hamlet.
What is the climax in Hamlet? Hamlet & Laertes meet for the duel.
Name at least one falling action. Hamlet dies from a cut drawn by a poison-tipped sword.
Resolution- How do the following people die?: Hamlet, Laertes, Queen Gertrude and King Claudius Hamlet- cut by a poisoned sword; Laertes- stabbed in the stomach by a poisoned sword; Queen Gertrude- drank a cup of poisoned wine; King Claudius- stabbed by a poisoned sword.
Who said “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?”, who was the audience, and what was the meaning? Speaker: King Claudius, audience: Hamlet & Gertrude, Meaning; King Claudius is wondering why Hamlet is still lamenting.
Who said “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off.”, who was the audience and what was the meaning? Speaker: Queen Gertrude, Audience: Hamlet & King Claudius, Meaning: Queen Gertrude is telling Hamlet to cheer up.
Who said “Oh that this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into dew!”, who was the audience and what is the meaning? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Hamlet (himself), Meaning: Hamlet is having thoughts of suicide from his melancholy thoughts.
Who said, “My father armed? All is not well.”, who was the audience and what does it mean? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Horatio and Marcellus, Meaning: King Hamlet thinks there’s something going on about the situation with his fathers supposed spectre.
Who said “Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend.”, who was the audience and what is the meaning? Speaker: Polonius, Audience: Laertes & Ophelia, Meaning: Polonius is saying that Laertes shouldn’t borrow nor lend if he cannot afford to do so.
Who said “This above all, to thine own self be true. And it must follow as the night the day. Thou canst not, then be false to any man.” who was the audience and what is the meaning? Speaker: Polonius, Audience: Laertes & Ophelia, Meaning: Polonius is warning Ophelia to stay away from Hamlet b/c he will dissapoint her.
Who said “I am your father’s spirit, doomer for a certain time to walk the night.” & “If thou didst ever thy dear father love, revenge his foul and unnatural murder.” Who was the audience, and what is the meaning? Speaker: Supposedly Old Hamlet’s Spectre, Audience: Hamlet, Marcellus and Horatio, Meaning: The spectre who is supposedly Hamlet’s father is saying that he is doomed to payback his sins by walking during the night. He is telling Hamlet to avenge his murderer.
Who said “There was something rotten in the state of Denmark!” who was the audience and what is the meaning? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Marcellus and Horatio, Meaning: Hamlet is saying that there was something suspicious about the situation with his father’s spectre.
Who said “The place the thing wherein ill catch the conscience of the king!” who was the audience and what is the meaning? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Hamlet (himself), Meaning: The play will make King Claudius guilty and Hamlet will notice it.
Who said, “To be or not to be, that is the question. To die, to sleep, to sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub… conscience does make cowards of us all.” who is the audience and what is the ending? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Hamlet (himself), Meaning: Hamlet is deciding if its worth living or if he should just die.
Who said “Get thee to a nunnery, go!” to whom did he say it to, and what is the meaning? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Ophelia, Meaning: Hamlet is telling Ophelia to go to a place where no man has to look at her face.
Who said, “Alas poor fool! I took thee for thy better.” who is the audience, and what is the meaning? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Polonius and Queen Gertrude, Meaning: Hamlet is saying that he made a mistake in thinking Polonius was King Claudius.
Who said “Alas, poor Yorrick! I knew him, Horatio. A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.” Who was the audience and what is the meaning? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Horatio, Meaning: Hamlet is saying that he knew the skeleton, Yorrick.”
Who said “In this harsh world, draw thy breath a while to tell my story.” who is the audience and what is the meaning? Speaker: Hamlet, Audience: Horatio, Meaning: Hamlet is telling Horatio not to kill himself so he can live to tell Hamlet’s story.
Who said “Now cracks a nobles heart. Good night, sweet prince. And flights of angels bring thee to thy rest.” who is the audience and what is the meaning. Speaker: Horatio, Audience: Hamlet, Meaning: Horatio wishes Hamlet peace.

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