Hamlet Questions

How would Hamlet’s actions towards Ophelia in Act 111 be described? Why does he act this way? Erratic, upset with her and knows he’s being watched.
What helps show Hamlet Claudius’s guilt? The play.
What is Hamlet’s greatest dilemma as he fully realizes Claudius’ guilt? Can’t take action against Claudius.
When Hamlet confronts the queen, he attempts to show her the error of her ways by Showing her the likeness of Hamlet senior and of Claudius through photos.
How does Polonius die? What does Hamlet do with Polonius’s body? Hamlet stabbed through curtain. He hid the body.
The reappearance of the Ghost in Act 111, scene IV, is to encourage Hamlet to: Back off his mom. Take action on Claudius.
Based on Hamlet’s behavior and thoughts in Act 111, we can conclude that he is troubled in his thinking that causes him to act. (4 times on test)
Hamlet refused to go to England voluntarily and was sent there as a prisoner against his will. False
The Queen kept her promise to Hamlet not to reveal to the King that Hamlet’s madness was pretended. False
After a conversation with Fortinbras, Hamlet condemned himself as a coward who had a much better reason to take action than the Norwegian prince. True
Hamlet referred to ______________ as a “sponge” who soaked up information for Claudius. Rosencrantz
_____________ feared for his own safety when he heard of the killing of Polonius. Claudius
Claudius and _____________ together devised a plot to have Hamlet killed when he arrived in England. Laertes
“High and mighty, you shall know I am set naked on your kingdom. Tomorrow I bed leave to see your kingly eyes.” Hamlet (writes letter) Claudius(reads letter to Laertes)
“There’s a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died.” Ophelia
“….her garments, heavy with their drink, Pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay, To muddy death.” Queen
“…You may choose….A sword unbated, and, in pass of practice, Requite him for your father.” Claudius
Explain the “sponge” metaphor Rosencrantz is soaking up what everyone says and Claudius rings him out. Rosencrantz knows he is being used by Claudius.
Explain the “worm imagery” references King feeds off society, evolution, cycle of life.

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