Hamlet Review

Ghost I disturbed the Watch of the Elsinore Guards
Horatio I was Hamlet’s Closest friend
Polonius I died behind the curtains in the Queens chamber
Gertrude I was the woman Hamlet reffered to when he said, “Fraility thy name be woman”
Guilderstein and Rosencrats We agreed to spy on Hamlet even though we were old friends of his
Two Clowns (Grave diggers) We added a type of comic relief to the play
Players We put on “The Mouse Trap” at Prince Hamlet’s request
Claudius I jumped up and left the play thus proclaiming my guild
Laertes I poisoned the tip of my rapier in order to kill Hamlet
Ophelia I died by drowning
Hamlet I told Ophelia to go to a nunnery
Polonius “to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man”
Gertrude “…speak no more. Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, and there I see such black and grained spots.”
Hamlet “…to die- to sleep. To sleep- perchance to dream ; ay, there’s the rub!”
Horatio “goodnight sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest”
Claudius “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: words without thoughts never to heaven go”
Hamlet “…The time is out of joiny. O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right!”
Polonius “Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t”
Ophelia “There’s rosemary, thats for remembrance: pray, love, remember…”
Ghost “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown.”
Marcellus “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
What event sparks the rising action? Appearance of the ghost
Why does Hamlet have to test Cladius’ guilt? to be sure that the ghost is really there and is telling the truth
What brings about the destruction of the Danish Court? Order of Succession is thrown off which leads to corruption bringing about destruction
What is a soliloqu? When a character is alone onstage giving their innermost thoughts
What causes ophelia to go mad? The death of her father and Hamlet’s rejection.
What is the Climax of the play? When Hamlet is about to kill Claudius during his prayers.
Define what makes Hamlet a tragedy. Hamlet is a tragic hero whose tragic flaw is his grief and everyone is doomed by fate from the start
For whom does Hamlet feel nothing but contempt? Polonius
Who is Claudius able to manipulate? Claudius can manipulate Gertrude, Laertes, and Polonius
What idea do the gravediggers suggest about death? Death is inevitable
Who does Hamlet admire? Hamlet trusts and admires Horatio
Why does Claudius decide to send Hamlet to England? To eliminate Hamlet as a threat by having him put to death
What does claudius say about his actions? His actions are justified to protect denmark from Norway
What does Gertrude tell Hamlet about her heart and her shame? Her heart is broken and she feels shame after the death of King Hamlet
Why does Hamlet Kill Laertes? In the fencing match the two swords get switched and Laertes is accidentally killed with own weapon.
What does the ghost tell Hamlet? To be kind to his mother
Who requested the play “The Murder of Gonzago” to be performed? Hamlet
What is polonius convinced of? Opehilia is the cause of Hamlet’s madness
Describe Fortinbras Nephew of King of Norway. Proud. Seeking to avenge his fathers death.
What is the purpose of Rosencrantz and Guilderstern? Acting as agents of Claudius to do his dirty work.
In whom does Hamlet confide? Horatio
What does Hamlet believe about women? They are weak, deceptive, and manipulative
What does Hamlet want horatio to do? Tell his story so his legend will live on
metaphor “The cock that is the trumpet of the morn”
personification “The morn in russet clad mantle, walks o’er the dew of yon high eastern hill”
hyperbole “I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space…”

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