Hamlet Flashcards

  • Hamlet, Part 8: Themes Quiz

    To make a summary of a theme's objective development, the reader should base the summary on facts. Which is the best example of an objective summary of the theme "truth is hard to discern" that is further developed in Act V of Hamlet? When Hamlet and Laertes fight at Ophelia's… View Article

  • Hamlet

    Ambassadors from England who arrive at the play's close to announce that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. A Captain A captain in Fortinbras' army who speaks briefly with Hamlet. Cornelius A courtier. Voltemand A courtier. Francisco A soldier. Marcellus A soldier who is among the first to see the ghost… View Article

  • Hamlet Act 2 Review Questions

    What does Polonius send Reynaldo to do? He wants Reynaldo to give him money and notes from Polonius, but before doing so, ask others about his behavior and spy on him. What do Polonius's instructions to Reynaldo reveal about Polonius's character? about what he thinks his son capable of? about… View Article

  • Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2

    Welcome, dear Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Moreover that we much did long to see you, The need we have to use you did provoke Our hasty sending. Something have you heard Of Hamlet's "transformation"—so call it Since nor th' exterior nor the inward man Resembles that it was. What it should… View Article

  • Hamlet: act 2, scene 2

    explain how the request of Claudius and Gertrude upon Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is similar to the mission given to Reyanaldo by Polonius in the last scene. what point is Shakespeare making to the audience here? in both scenes, the parent is getting someone to spy on their child; we see… View Article

  • Hamlet Characters

    Reynaldo Polonius' servant who was sent to Paris to spy on Laertes and report back Ophelia betrays Hamlet by giving her father the love letters Horatio a commoner, who went to school with Hamlet and remains his loyal best friend King Hamlet while he slept in his garden, his brother… View Article

  • H. Lit Final

    Exposition Reveals setting, time and place. Sometimes highlights a theme. Provides the mood and atmosphere for the play. Acts as the hook to engage the audience. Tragic figure rarely introduced here. Exposition of Hamlet Opening scene with guards, Horatio, and Ghost. "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" Inciting… View Article

  • English Unit 6 Notes

    is used to answer the question "What is the worth of the writer saying it?" Evaluation is used to answer the question "What does the writer say?" Interpretation is used to answer the question "How does the writer say it?" Analysis Writing the critical essay Knowing the text Selecting the… View Article

  • Act 4

    What promise to Hamlet does Gertrude keep in her second soliloquy? that hamlts not actualy crazy What is Claudius's first reaction to the news of Polonius death? hes scared for imelf bc he knows hes next What excuse does Claudius offer for not controlling Hamlet with a stronger hand? He… View Article

  • Hamlet, Part 3: Figurative Language and Allusions Assignment

    What is being personified in this passage? fortune What is the effect of Hamlet's use of similes in this passage? It creates a feeling of greatness by comparing humans to divine beings. Write two to three sentences in which you identify the type of figurative language Hamlet uses here and… View Article

  • Hamlet Test

    3 Steps Claudius has taken to gain the throne 1. murdered King Hamlet 2. married Queen Gertrude 3. held a fake election-swung by Polonius` where did Hamlet go to college? Wittenburg, Germany Name all 8 of the people dead by the end of the play 1. Hamlet 2. Gertrude 3.… View Article

  • Hamlet Act 5

    What is the controversy surrounding Ophelia's death? whether or not she committed suicide How does the fact that she is an aristocrat (gentlewoman) affect her burial? she got a better burial than regular person who committed suicide would have gotten What are the puns involved in "lying"? lying in a… View Article

  • Hamlet Act 2 Quotes

    "This is the very ecstasy of love" Said by Poloninus to Ophelia; he believes that Hamlet's behavior can be explained by him being heartbroken over Ophelia "Brevity is the soul of wit" Said by Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude; means that he'll get straight to the point; ironic because he… View Article

  • Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 Quotes

    'Rozencrantz and Guildenstern' Rozencrantz means 'rosy-wreath' and Guildenstern 'Golden-Star'. They are both pretty danish names. The characters are metrically (in terms of syllables and rhythm of verse - 'meter') identical and readily transposable (interchangeable). 'Since nor th' exterior nor the inward man Resembles that it was.' Claudius: 6-7 Hamlet is… View Article

  • Hamlet Quote Quiz

    Person A: ...But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son - Person B: [aside] A little more than kin, and less than kind. Person A: How is it that the clouds still hang on you? Person B: Not so my lord; I am too much i' the sun. Claudius and… View Article