Hamlet Quiz pt. 2

“Beware of entrance to a quarrel, but, being in, bear’t that th’ opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not express’ d in fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the appareal oft proclaims the man” Pg. 43 : Polonius to LaertesTry not get into a fight but let them know you are always prepared; listen to everyone but don’t speak that much; take judgment but don’t judge; be mindful of what you wear because the cloths make the man. (buy the best clothes you can afford)
“Springes to catch woodcocks” Pg. 47: Polonius to OpheliaTelling Ophelia that Hamlet is just using traps to catch dumb birds. He is telling you what he wants you to hear.
“But to mind, though I am native here and to the manner born, it is a custom more honored in the breach than in the observance” Pg. 49: Hamlet to HoratioHamlet telling Horatio that it is more honorable if you break tradition even though he was born in Denmark into alot of money.
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Pg. 55: Marcellus to HoratioMarcellus is responding to Hamlet leaving with the ghost. Along with Claudius mysterious rise to power. (Something fishy is going on) They follow them to get to the bottom of it. Form of miasma.
“Leave her to heaven. And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge to prick and sting her” Pg. 61: Ghost to HamletGhost is telling Hamlet not to get revenge on his mother because heaven will take care of her and it’ll work out.
“O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain! My tables–meet it is I set it down, that one may smile, and smile, and be a villain; at least I’m sure it may be so in Denmark. “ Pg. 63: Hamlet in soliloquyHamlet’s reaction to what the ghost just told him. He is calling his uncle a villain who seemed (seeming and being) to be genuine. Tables could be referring to a tablet in which he jots down the notes of convo w/ ghost.
“There are more things in heaven and earth…That are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Pg. 67: Hamlet to HoratioTelling Horatio that there are more things to life than what only he can understand.
“The time is out of joint, O curs├ęd spite that ever I was born to set it right.” Pg. 69: Hamlet to Horatio and MarcellusHamlet telling them that something is very wrong with the time and place they are in and that right now it is up to him to avenge his father’s death.
“More matter with less art.” Pg. 89: Gertrude to Polonius Polonius enters scene with ambassadors Voltemand and Cornelius. Voltemand gives Claudius news from Norway. He tells him the King sent messengers to stop Fortinbras’ war preparations against him(Claudius). After he tells him of the Kings plans of passing through Denmark to get to Poland and gives him the document, they leave. Polonius uses unnecessary jargon to tell Claudius and Gertrude that Hamlet is mad. Gertrude tells Polonius to stick to the point and tell them what’s really going on. Polonius begins reading a letter that Hamlet wrote to Ophelia to support his claims of madness.
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” Polonius in asidePolonius, in his attempt to prove Hamlet mad, recently finished conversing with Gertrude and Claudius about a plan to catch Hamlet in his act of madness by sending Ophelia to meet him when he gets to the lobby while they hide in the hide behind curtains. Claudius agrees. Hamlet has entered reading and Polonius requests to speak with him alone. Hamlet doesn’t recognize him. After a small exchange, Polonius asks him about the book he’s reading. Hamlet explains that the writer is describing the characteristics of old men, which is not mannerly because he wrote it down and Polonius may want to travel back in time to prevent it. The Hamlet has been speaking leads Polonius to believe that Hamlet has a method to his madness. Hamlet also begins messing with Polonius by telling him that he’ll only step out with him into his grave. His conversation with Hamlet has given Polonius enough motivation for Polonius to carry on with his plan.
“The play’s the thing Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king” Hamlet in SoliloquyPolonius visits Hamlet as he is speaking to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to give news that the actors for Hamlet’s play have arrived. Hamlet mocks Polonius and doesn’t believe him because he doesn’t see them. In this scene, Hamlet is still “seeming” to be mad as his conversation goes on with Polonius, who is still convinced its because of his daughter. The player’s enter and Hamlet requests on of them to do a speech. During, Hamlet mocks Polonius’ age again because he says the speech is too long. After the player’s performance, Hamlet gives orders for Polonius to take the players away and treat them well. Upon their exit, he begins his soliloquy in which he expresses a high regard for the player’s skills and how the audience will believe his rendition of the play. He also calls him self a coward for giving the King a chance instead of seeking immediate revenge on the evil King by killing him. He is hesitant, though, because the ghost could be the devil tricking him. Nevertheless, he proclaims that the play will uncover the King’s guilt.
“Get thee to a nunnery.” Hamlet to OpheliaPolonius is getting ready to see his plan to catch Hamlet in action. He tells Ophelia to hide with him and Claudius to act like he’s reading the bible. in an aside, Claudius ironically expresses the guilt that Hamlet was expecting from him. As they hide, Hamlet enters asking himself is it better to be dead or alive. He’s evaluating whether it be better to put up with the bad luck life gives you or to end all of the struggles by ending your life. Ophelia enters and the is attempting to give Hamlet his gifts back because they have lost their luster. Hamlet reveals to Ophelia that he does not love her any more and that she shouldn’t have believed him when he told her because all people are rotten at the core. He then commands her to go where the nuns are to remain pure as to not give birth to sinners because all men are criminals. He then asks for her father because senses something is going on, but Ophelia declares he is at home. Hamlet commands Ophelia twice more to go to a nunnery to attempt to preserve her pureness before he exits. Claudius and Polonius reappear. Upon evaluation, Claudius decides to send Hamlet to England to get the money they owe Denmark in an attempt to rectify his sadness.
Ophelia: ‘Tis brief my lord.Hamlet: As woman’s love. Hamlet is sitting by Ophelia waiting for the play to begin. He notices how happy his mother and gets frustrated because he feels that she didn’t mourn long enough before moving on. Trumpets play and the players begin to pantomime. They leave and the actor who will introduce the play enters to do the prologue. The prologue is so short that Hamlet compares it to the inscription on a wedding ring. Ophelia agrees and Hamlet reinforces that it was as short as a woman’s love. The actors portraying the King and Queen enter and begin their scene.
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Queen to HamletThe player king and queen have just finished their scene. Hamlet asks Gertrude(Queen) what she thinks of the play so far. She responds that the queen in the play is overdoing her role by repeatedly stating that she will not re-marry. Claudius proceeds to ask Hamlet of the content of the play and explains the metaphor in the title “The Mousetrap” while giving the hint that the guilty will wince at the play. Hamlet grows impatient as he is waiting for his character in the play to get to the revenge portion.
“For ’tis the sport to have the engineer Hoist with his own petar[d].” Hamlet to GertrudeInitiating this scene, Polonius is instructing Gertrude to be hard on Hamlet about his recent antics. Polonius hides behind the tapestry as a furious Hamlet enters and begins arguing with Gertrude. Polonius fears for her and calls for help from behind the tapestry. Hamlet stabs his sword through killing him. Gertrude is baffled at his rage, so Hamlet explains and she finally confesses her guilt. As Hamlet is insulting Claudius to Gertrude, the ghost enters and instructs him to calm down and speak with his mother. He does so, but is seen as mad by Gertrude because she does not see the ghost. Because of the murder of Polonius, Hamlet is now more prompted to leave for England. He tells Ophelia that it is not a problem for his 2 untrustworthy friends to escort him there its enjoyable to watch an engineers explosive blow up on him. This can be seen as a foreshadowing of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s fate. Hamlet exits dragging a dead Polonius to the next room.
“Sweets to the sweet, Farewell!” Gertrude to dead Ophelia Hamlet is at the graveyard with the gravedigger and Horatio holding the skull of Yorick, the king’s jester. As they are conversing, Claudius enters with Gertrude, Laertes and a Priest and they hide. The priests hints that the ceremony is so small because the deceased killed themselves. We know that Ophelia did indeed kill herself by falling into the brook while sitting on the limb because of the murder of her father. Laertes wants the Priest to perform more rites for Ophelia but he insists that he can’t because it would disrespect the other dead souls. Gertrude scatters flowers over Ophelia while calling her sweet and reminiscing. Laertes becomes so distraught that he jumps into the grave with his sister. Hamlet appears, jumps in the grave as well and they begin fighting. Hamlet proclaims that his love is stronger than Laertes’ because he will do anything for her. The others see him as going mad. Horatio is sent with him as he exits.

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