The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Review

Who sees the ghost wondering the Danish court of Elsinore? Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, Bernardo
Who was once a jester in King Hamlet’s court? Yorick (only his skull is featured in the play)
How does Claudius kill the king? Poison
Who becomes king in the denouement? Fortinbras
Why are Hamlet and his companions afraid of the ghost? it could be evil
Which former friends does Hamlet no longer trust? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Why is the ghost in purgatory? King Hamlet was murdered before he could absolve his sins.
How does Hamlet become assured that Claudius is guilty? he observes Claudius watching The Mousetrap play
Which character becomes insane in Act IV of the play? Ophelia
Why is Fortinbras seeking revenge in the play’s exposition? King Hamlet killed King Fortinbras and acquired his land.
Why is Hamlet so upset in the play’s exposition? His father has died and his mother has quickly remarried his uncle
Who warns Ophelia to avoid interacting with Hamlet because his intentions may not be virtuous? her father Polonius and her brother Laertes
Who does Polonius ask to spy on Laertes before he leaves for France? Reynaldo
What does Claudius ask Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to do? spy on Hamlet
Who initially stops Fortinbras from making attacks on Denmark? his uncle, the king of Norway
Where does Claudius send Hamlet to be killed? England
Why does Claudius quickly end The Mousetrap play? He sees the actor mime pouring poison in a king’s ear
Whom does Hamlet tell to go to a nunnery? Ophelia
Whom does Hamlet kill when he mistakes him for Claudius? Polonius
Who encourages Hamlet to stop his mourning? Gertrude and Claudius
Grieving, who decides to duel Hamlet at the end of the play? Laertes
How do the thespians impress Hamlet? they can act on their fictional emotions
Who helps Gertrude to see the error in her marriage to Claudius? Hamlet
Who attacks the ship on its way to England? pirates
Who accidentally drinks from the poisoned chalice in the play’s denouement? Gertrude
Whom does Hamlet ask to tell his story after his death? Horatio
Further Review these Ideas: -reasons for Hamlet’s behavior -Claudius’ prayer scene-the “To be or not to be” soliloquy-Claudius’ murder plot for King Hamlet and Prince Hamlet-Hamlet’s tragic flaw-the quotes provided on the end of play questions

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