Hamlet Prince of Denmark

What is “rotten in the state of Denmark,” as Marcellus tells us? The King is dead, his ghost has appeared and we also find out the Queen has married Claudius.
What do we learn about Gertrude, Claudius, and Hamlet in Act 1? What do we also know about their personalities and their moods? Hamlet is unhappy about their marriage and is depressed while Claudius and Gertrude act like newly weds.
What is the function of Polonius-Laertes family in this play? Compare and contrast their situation and that of the ruling family. They seem to have a more normal family. The mother is absent but Polonius, Laertes, and Ophelia seem to really care about each other.
What does Hamlet learn from the Ghost’s speech? That Claudius murdered his father.
Why does this act open with Polonius and Reynaldo? What does this tell us about Polonius’s character, and what theme or motif does it introduce in the play? Is shows that Polonius is nosey and enjoys spying.
How does the interaction between Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern help to explain what’s wrong with Hamlet? Why are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Denmark? His is definitely depressed but not crazy. They are there at the request of the King and Queen to see what is bothering Hamlet.
Do you think Hamlet knows why Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are questioning him? How do you know? Yes, he tells them that there is a “kind of confession in their books.”
Use your inference skills to determine why Hamlet might be excited to see the group of traveling actors arrive at Elsinore. Hamlet plans to use them to inact a play resembling his father’s death.
What is the subject of Hamlet’s second soliloquy, the famous “To be or not to be” speech. He is contemplating suicide or life
What does Hamlet suggest might happen after we go to “sleep”? He says “what dreams may come?” We don’t know for sure.
What does Hamlet say about the different struggles we face in life? Be specific. We suffer the pains from disprized love. The laws delay the proud mans contempt, the insolence of office, and the wips and scorns of time.
Why don’t we all just commit suicide according to Hamlet? Conscious makes cowards of us all.
How does Hamlet escape the situation that he is facing in England? He switches the letter so Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and killed.
What happens to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? They are killed.
What happens to Ophelia? She’s angry, then carzy, then she falls into a river and drowns.
Why do you think Ophelia went crazy? Her father died. She lost a lot of people she cared about.
Whose skull does Hamley “talk to” in the graveyard? Yorick’s
Whose funeral does Hamlet stumble upon? Ophelia’s
How does Claudius decide to eliminate Hamlet? He plans a duel between Laertes and Hamlet and had Laertes uses a poisoned sword.
What happens to Gertrude? She drinks from a poisoned cup of wine
What happens to Laertes? Hamlet stabs him with the poisoned sword
What happens to Claudius? Hamlet stabs him with the poisoned sword and pours the poisoned wine down his throat.
What famous line does Horatio deliver at the end of the play? “Good night sweet Prince, and flights of angles sing thee to thy rest”

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