Hamlet test practice

Hamlet metaphors Therefore I have entreated him alongWith us to watch the minutes of this night, (referring to time) It is a speck of dust to irritate the mind’s eye (referring to the appearance of the ghost, and what it means)The rooster, that is the trumpet of the morning (referring to the rooster’s crow at the break of day)
ophelia went mad Hamlet in his pretended madness rejects Ophelia and greatly frightens her. Then Hamlet kills Polonius. Ophelia went mad because of Hamlet’s insanity and her own bit of guilt for her father’s death.
Claudius sends Hamlet to England Claudius sees Hamlet as threat to him because he killed Polonius. Claudius takes a precaution of sending him to England because he feels threatened by his behaviour.
Claudius manipulates Claudius manipulated almost all other characters in Hamlet, Polonius, Ophelia, G+R, Laerates, and Gertrude, almost every action they carried out had his prints on it. Polonius was first, Claudius helped try to have an eye on Hamlet, and asked Polonius to spy on him and made reasons of why he was trouble and needed to be watched. Next Ophelia, both Polonius and Claudius got Ophelia to try and put on an act to see if Hamlet truly was mad. Claudius also convinced G+R that the best thing for Hamlet was to ship him off to England and have him murdered. Gertrude was another victim to Claudius’ manipulation, she went along with what he said and did, including when it came to decisions involving Hamlet. Lastly, and maybe the most memorable, Laerates, Claudius talked Laerates into dueling Hamlet, and using poison against him. All had Claudius giving ideas to them and hem working for Claudius. Claudius was the master manipulator.
gravediggers on death The first gravedigger asks the second gravedigger a riddle: “What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?” (V.i.46-47). The second gravedigger answers that it must be the gallows-maker, for his frame outlasts a thousand tenants. The first gravedigger corrects him, saying that it is the gravedigger, for his “houses” will last until Doomsday.Hamlet picks up a skull, and the gravedigger tells him that the skull belonged to Yorick, King Hamlet’s jester. Hamlet tells Horatio that as a child he knew Yorick and is appalled at the sight of the skull. He realizes forcefully that all men will eventually become dust, even great men like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar.
Hamlet kills Laertes Laertes remarks under his breath that to wound Hamlet with the poisoned sword is almost against his conscience. But they fight again, and Laertes scores a hit against Hamlet, drawing blood. Scuffling, they manage to exchange swords, and Hamlet wounds Laertes with Laertes’ own blade.
Ophelia warned about Hamlet Laertes warns his sister, Ophelia, that Hamlet’s love is fleeting. Her father, Polonius, also fears that Hamlet will make false vows, and so he demands she end their relationship. Ophelia agrees and Laertes leaves for Paris
foil A character who contrasts and parallels the main character in a play or story.
Fortinbras was foil to Hamlet Fortinbras waited until 30 years after his father’s death. He waited until his father’s killer was already dead. If he’d attacked Denmark sooner, Hamlet’s father might have challenged him to a personal duel. But Fortinbras was a coward who preferred to send thousands of “commoners” to their graves to fight for his greed. Fortinbras came to Poland and Denmark to steal land. He called it “honor” but it was really cowardice and greed.
soliloquies O this too too solid flesh would melt… (1.2)O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!… (2.2)To be, or not to be… (3.1)Tis now the very witching time of night… (3.2)Now might I do it pat… (3.3)How all occasions do inform against me… (4.4)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern agents of Claudius, There are the guys that the king employs to spy on Hamlet to see why he’s mad. They are both killed after delivering Hamlet’s message to England.
Hamlet and Horatio Hamlet confides in Horatio throughout the play. He knows Horatio will keep his secrets, especially that of Hamlet’s own ‘antic disposition.’
something rotten in Denmark After the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to Hamlet, Marcellus, and Horatio, Marcellus states that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” literally meaning that something is wrong with the government of Denmark. The ghost relates how his brother Claudius, the current king, murdered him so he could become king. Nowadays, when people say that there is “something rotten in [a place name],” the meaning is clear: there’s something brewing under the surface that isn’t right in [the place]. From Shakespeare’s Hamlet
who died with poison The queen falls. Laertes, poisoned by his own sword, declares, “I am justly kill’d with my own treachery” (V.ii.318). The queen moans that the cup must have been poisoned, calls out to Hamlet, and dies. Laertes tells Hamlet that he, too, has been slain, by his own poisoned sword, and that the king is to blame both for the poison on the sword and for the poison in the cup. Hamlet, in a fury, runs Claudius through with the poisoned sword and forces him to drink down the rest of the poisoned wine. Claudius dies crying out for help. Hamlet tells Horatio that he is dying and exchanges a last forgiveness with Laertes, who dies after absolving Hamlet.
personification So full of artless jealousy is guilt,It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.But look, the morn in russet mantle clad/ Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill.
tragedy A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character. Hamlet is a tragedy. Shakespeare is the author. Written in England
King Hamlet’s death Hamlet’s father, also called Hamlet, dies by having poison poured into his ear while he is sleeping in his orchard. The murderer is his brother Claudius, who wants to inherit the throne and marry Gertrude, his brother’s wife. Everybody believes King Hamlet has been killed by a snake, except for young Hamlet who is told the truth by his father’s ghost.

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