Hamlet test

In what years was Hamlet written? 1601
What is the thematic cornerstone of Hamlet? death (intentional and accidental)
What other themes are present in Hamlet (at least three)? Uncertainty and inaction, death, revenge, desire, and love
What were motives for action in Hamlet? Avenge, desire and love
Chronologically, Hamlet falls in the center of Shakespeare’s plays. The Bard’s most work, the play is a pillar of literature, theatre, and film – as relevant today as it was 400 years ago most performed play
Hamlet is the longest of Shakespeare’s plays. How many lines are in Hamlet? 4,042
When was Hamlet first performed? 1602
When was it first published? 1603
What is the setting for Hamlet? Late Medieval Denmark
What are two motifs in Hamlet? Misogyny, Ears and hearing
In relation to the theme of Destiny and Fate: The appearance of the Ghost is responsible for everything. Does Hamlet have a choice in what he does, or is there some great plan which makes everything inevitable? No fate played a role and was the great plan for hamlet
Claudius’ Hired Spies: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, a friend of Hamlet, is hired by Claudius to spy on Hamlet
Polonius’ Daughter Ophelia is Hamlet’s love interest
King’s Chief Counselor Polonius is the king’s chief counselor and father of Laertes and Ophelia
Polonius’ Son Laertes is Polonius’s son—a strong, active, and noble confidant for Hamlet
Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius is the corrupt brother of King Hamlet who takes the throne after the king’s death and marries his former sister-in-law
Hamlet’s Father: The ghost is the spirit of King Hamlet
Hamlet’s Mother Gertrude is Hamlet’s mother
The Protagonist Hamlet
Hamlet’s Friend Horatio is Hamlet’s school friend who remains a loyal companion
What do you know about Hamlet? It is a play written by Shakespeare about Hamlet wanting revenge on his father’s death, it is a tragedy.
How do these characters feel about each other at the end of Act I?Hamlet and Gertrude Hamlet is shocked and angry at his mother because he believed that she didn’t properly mourn or care for his father, also because she married his uncle (they were engaged after a month of his dad’s passing and then married the next month. Gertrude was sympathetic to him but she also told him to get over his father’s death, she loves him because he is her son
How do these characters feel about each other at the end of Act I?Hamlet and Claudius Hamlet is angered by Claudius because he kill his father then married his mother. Hamlet doesn’t accept, respect or trust him. Claudius believes Hamlet is immature and too emotional because of the way Hamlet behaved during their wedding and Hamlet yelled at him for marrying his mother and not mourning his father enough
How do these characters feel about each other at the end of Act I?Polonius and Hamlet Hamlet does not respect Polonius because he supports Claudius a lot and because he may not truly care about his daughter, and Hamlet despises Claudius. Polonius disliked Hamlet because he was dating his daughter and didn’t believe that Hamlet truly loved her, he even told her to not speak to him
How do these characters feel about each other at the end of Act I?Ghost and Hamlet (what does the Ghost want Hamlet to do? Why?) He wants Hamlet to kill Claudius to avenge his death because Claudius killed him. The ghost loves Hamlet because Hamlet is the ghosts son and Hamlet loved his father as well.
What secrets do these people want to know? How do they plan to find them? Hamlet Did Claudius really murder his father and have an affair with his mother? He wants to know if Claudius and Polonius are plotting to overthrow them. He questioned his friends, he is going to try and reveal Claudius by a play with added lines to make him feel guilty and come forward
What secrets do these people want to know? How do they plan to find them?Claudius He wants to know what’s wrong with Hamlet, he thinks he has gone mad, he is going to send Ophelia out to hamlet when he is walking and see if he really is in love
What secrets do these people want to know? How do they plan to find them?Polonius Is Hamlet worthy of the throne and does he really love Ophelia? He spreads rumors, he sends Ophelia in as a spy
What do you think each of these characters is thinking when they watch the Players perform?Gertrude She is probably thinking about Hamlet’s father and is depressed and feeling guilty for what she did. She also feels embarrassed because of the way Hamlet is acting and story of the play
What do you think each of these characters is thinking when they watch the Players perform?Claudius He is probably feeling guilty and is uncomfortable because of what he did and the way it was portrayed in the play
What do you think each of these characters is thinking when they watch the Players perform?Hamlet He is probably overjoyed the way the his play worked because he can see the reactions of Gertrude and Claudius. He may be slightly disappointed after the play because nobody was on his side after the play
What do you think each of these characters is thinking when they watch the Players perform?Polonius He probably feeling awkward because he knows what’s going on
What does Hamlet feel about life and death He thinks that the afterlife of death may be just as bad as life now, you can’t know if it’s better or worse so why kill yourself?
What does Hamlet feel about women He lost his trust and respect in women after learning that Ophelia and his mother were in the plots to overturn him, even though he was once close with his mom and one loved Ophelia
What does Hamlet feel about Claudius when he is praying It would be unfair to kill him (even though he wanted too) when he is asking for forgiveness, he didn’t want Claudius to go to heaven he wanted him to go to hell
What does Hamlet feel about his mothers marriage He is angered because he felt like she didn’t really love his father; he wants her to feel bad
What does Hamlet feel about Polonius’ death He feels little remorse but did apologize for killing him
Re-read scenes 4 and 6 and imagine you are Laertes. Write down the reasons you feel you have to kill Hamlet Hamlet killed my dad Ophelia is crazy because of Polonius’ death which then leads to her death I will no longer get to be king there was no noble funeral for my dad
What is Claudius’s plan for Hamlet? Do you think it’ll succeed? He sent Hamlet to England and have him killed.He is going to say Hamlet has disease. No because Hamlet does not want to go to England and won’t play part of Claudius’ plan.
Re-read scene 2, what did not happen as planned? Hamlet was not killed by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern when they took Hamlet to England, instead Hamlet killed them because he knew that their plan by writing a letter instructing them to be killed the same in a letter which he stamped with his dad’s seal
Who said them, what do they mean, and why are they important? “That it should come to this!” (Act I, Scene II) Hamlet; It shows Hamlets shock and anger at his mother’s remarriage and his world is in chaos. It’s important because it shows the initial reason for Hamlet’s issues and melancholy.
Who said them, what do they mean, and why are they important?”Frailty, thy name is woman!” (Act I, Scene II) Hamlet; He is talking about his mother and how she isn’t strong enough to keep mourning his father. It’s important because it shows how angry and confused he is by the lack of grief shown by his mother.
Who said them, what do they mean, and why are they important?”Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” (Act I, Scene III) Polonius: he is giving advice to Laertes about how bad it is to loan money and it’s not okay to borrow money either. It’s important because social class in the time period.
Who said them, what do they mean, and why are they important?”This above all: to thine own self be true.” (Act I, Scene III) Polonius: He is giving advice to Laertes. He is saying to be himself. It is important because it reveals the irony because they didn’t follow their own advice.
Who said them, what do they mean, and why are they important?”Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” (Act I, Scene IV) Marcellus: When Hamlet is following the ghost, Marcellus and Horatio fear that something evil and vile was afoot. It is important because it foreshadows the death that will take place later in the story.
Who said them, what do they mean, and why are they important?”Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” (Act II, Scene II) Polonius: He is essentially saying even though Hamlet is talking crazy, it actually makes sense. He believes Hamlet’s love for Ophelia has driven him mad. Polonius was correct in assuming there is a method to Hamlet’s madness, however he is incorrect why.
Who said them, what do they mean, and why are they important? “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” (Act III, Scene I) Hamlet: He is wondering about suicide, whether it is nobler than death, and he is frustrated because he has been unable to get revenge at this point in the play so he wonders if it would be better to die or continues suffering. He realizes that afterlife may not be better than life now so why kill himself.
Who said them, what do they mean, and why are they important?”The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” (Act III, Scene II) Gertrude: She is talking about the queen during the play. She is referring to how insecure because she keeps claiming that she will never remarry but she ends up remarrying later on. It is important because it shows the parallel between the play queen and the actual queen, however it isn’t certain whether the queen realizes it.
What does the word sonnet mean in Italian? Little song
What are the four models of sonnets? Italian, Shakespearean, Spenserian, and modern
How many lines are in a sonnet? 14 lines
What is a Volta? The turning point between the first 8(problem) lines and the last 6(resolution)
Shakespeare’s sonnets’ form was three___1__ and a ___2___. 1-quatrains 2-couplet
What is the rhyme scheme for a Shakespearean sonnet? a-b a-b c-d c-d e-f e-f g-g
define rhetorical to do with persuasion and effective speaking and writing
define device technique
What are 9 categories of rhetorical devices? Repetition ListsAlliteration Metaphor and simileRhetorical questions Personal involvementAudience involvement QuotesFacts and statistics
Write an example of alliteration Feisty Fiona fought a fish on Friday.
What is a metaphor? Give an example One thing is said to mean something elseex) Her eyes were a storm.
What is a simile? Give an example one thing is said to be the same as or like something elseex) She runs like a cheetah

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