Hamlet Study Guide

Major Themes found in Hamlet Justice and RevengeDestiny and Purpose of LifeMadness and SanityAppearance vs Reality Role of WomenRights and Duties of KingshipPoison and Corruption (Decay and Disease) Elements of a Shakespearan Tragedy Revenge MotiveInternal and External ConflictsComic ReliefTragic Hero/Flaw/MistakeSupernatural…

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Hamlet Act 3-4 Discussion Questions

According to Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, what prevents him from committing suicide? He needs closure about his father, he is afraid of the afterlife When Hamlet tells Ophelia to “get thee to a nunnery,” what are his feelings about her and…

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hamlet act I

Identify Bernardo, Francisco, Marcellus, Horatio, and King Hamlet. Bernardo, Francisco, Marcellus- guard soldiersHoratio- Hamlet’s friendKing hamlet- hamlet’s father who was murdered. What had Bernardo seen at a prior watch? King Hamlet’s ghost Why does Marcellus think Horatio should speak to…

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Full Hamlet Quote Test

“Such was the very armour he had on/ When he the ambitious Norway combatted./ So frowned he once, when, in an angry parle,/ He smote the sledded Pollacks on the ice.” Speaker: HoratioSpoken to: Marcellus and BarnardoMeaning: The ghost looks…

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Hamlet, Part 2: Word Choice and Tone Assignment

Use the drop-down menus to answer the questions about the passage.What is the meaning of the phrase “Bear ‘t”?What word is left out between the words but and few? -“bear it”-“give” Which phrases in the passage provide clues that trifling…

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Hamlet

What is “rotten in the state of Denmark,” as Marcellus tells us? What do we learn about the situation in Scene I? In Scene II? marcellus reveals the death of the king hamlet as well as seeing the ghost. in…

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Hamlet Characters

Hamlet The Prince of Denmark, the title character, and the protagonist. About thirty years old at the start of the play, Hamlet is the son of Queen Gertrude and the late King Hamlet, and the nephew of the present king,…

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Hamlet Act V

Why do the gravediggers feel that Ophelia shouldn’t have a Christian burial? because it is suspected that she committed suicide Which characters fight with each other at Ophelia’s grave? Hamlet and Laertes What will happen to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern when…

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Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1

King Claudius begins Act III with the following statement: “And can you by no drift of conference / Get from him why he puts on this confusion”. To whom is he speaking? Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Gertrude What is he asking…

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Hamlet || Act 3

Who/what does Hamlet criticize? Marriage, women, & Ophelia What is the name of the play Hamlet uses to “catch the conscience of the King”? Murder of Gonzago What does Hamlet call the play? The Mousetrap Who asks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern…

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