Hamlet The prince of Denmark, and a student at the University of Wittenberg. His father dies and his uncle gets the throne and marries his mom. He becomes obsessed with getting revenge over his fathers death
Claudius King of Denmark and Hamlet’s Uncle. He kills king Hamlet and marries Hamlet’s mom.
Gertrude the queen of Denmark and Hamlet’s mother. She marries Claudius after King Hamlet’s death. Hamlet views her as weak and has some major mommy issues
Polonius The lord chamberlain of Claudius’s court, and the father of Laertes and Ophelia. Gives long and pompous speeches.
Horatio Hamlet’s close friend, who studied with the prince at the University of Wittenberg. He is loyal and helpful to Hamlet.
Ophelia Polonius’s daughter, a beautiful young woman who Hamlet has been in love with. She wants to obey her father and brother by staying away from Hamlet
Laertes Polonius’s spm and Ophelia’s brother, a young man who spends much of the play in France. His character foil is Hamlet
Fortinbras the young prince of Norway, whose father the king was killed by Hamlet’s father. He wishes to attack Denmark to avenge his father’s honor, another Hamlet character foil
The Ghost the specter of Hamlet’s recently deceased father. He claims to have been murdered by Claudius and calls Hamlet to avenge him.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern two slightly bumbling courtier, former friends of Hamlet from Wittenberg, who are summoned to discover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior
Voltimand and Cornelius courtiers whom Claudius sends to Norway to persuade the King to prevent Fortinbras from attacking
Marcellus and Barnardo the officers who first see the ghost walking the ramparts of Elsinore and who summon Horatio to witness it.
Reynaldo Poloniu’s servant sent to France to check up on Laertes
Francisco a soldier and guardsmen of Elsinore
Elsinore, Densmark what is the setting of the play?
Polonius “Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris, and how, and who, what means, and where they keep what company at what expense”
Reynaldo who does Polonius send to spy on Laertes in France?
Hamlet “HIS doublet all unbraced; No hat upon his head; his stockings fouled, Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle”
Love for Ophelia what does Polonius think of the reason Hamlet has gone mad?
Polonius “This is the very ecstasy of love, whose violent property fordoes itself a d leads the will to desperate undertakings”
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern who does Claudius and Gertrude ask to find out what is truly bothering Hamlet?
Voltemand this character comes into the play to explain the back drop of what is going on in Norway with Fortinbras
Uncle Norway “HE sent out to suppress his nephew’s levies, which to him appeared to be a preparation against Polack”
Polack who does Fortinbras pretend to attack when his true target is still Denmark?
Claudius “Why day is day, night night, and time is time. Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time.”
Polonius who reads Hamlet’s love letter to Ophelia?
Polonius “YOU are a fishmonger”
Hamlet “for if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, being a good kissing carrion-have you a daughter?”
Rosencrantz “the world has grown honest”
a prison what does Hamlet compare Denmark to?
Hamlet “what a piece of work is a man!”
the children who mocks the players?
antic-disposition what does Hamlet call his own craziness?
the Aeneid (Dido, Priam, Aeneas) what fake Shakespearean play does Hamlet quote?
The Trojan war (this play refers to the Odyssey) what is referred to in the play the Aeneid
Hamlet “whats Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba that he should weep for her?”
the devil what does Hamlet accuse the ghost of being?
Ophelia who interrupts Hamlet’s soliloquy about life and suicide?
a nunnery or a convent what two places does Hamlet demand Ophelia to go?
Ophelia “Oh, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!”
Claudius “Madness in great ones must not unwatched go”
Horatio who does Hamlet ask to help him watch the kings expressions during the play?
Julius Caesar as an actor who did Polonius once portray?
a recorder what instrument does Hamlet ask Guildenstern to play?
England Where is Hamlet to be sent?
Polonius “My lord he’s going to his mother’s closet, Behind the arras I’ll convey myself to hear the process”
Claudius “Oh my offense is rank, it smells to heaven”
because he is praying why does Hamlet decide not to kill Claudius?
Polonius who does Hamlet kill?
Claudius who does Hamlet think he kills?
she doesn’t see the ghost why does the queen think Hamlet is crazy when the ghost enters?