1)What does Claudius reveal about how his fortunes have changed with the death of his brother? That he is now the King of Denmark, taking over Elders Hamlet position and that he has married his brothers wife, his former sister-in-law, the queen.
2)What problems does Claudius need to address in this passage? Claudius speaks about how he is being underestimated by Fortinbras and his plans to attack. He also mentions his fast marriage and how things will change.
3)How does Claudius respond to Hamlet in this scene? Why do you think he refuses Hamlets request to return to school in Europe. He notices Hamlet is depressed and tells him to stop mourning his father so much. He also tells Hamlet that he can’t go back to school in Europe because he is the next heir to the throne.
4)What hint do we get that Claudius may be under obligation to Polonius When Polonius son Laertes asks Claudius if he can return to Denmark, Claudius checks in with Polonius first, making sure he had his permission to go before saying yes.
5)What actual fact do we learn from Hamlets first soliloquy One can tell Hamlet is depressed and sometimes has suicide thoughts. We learn that his Father has been dead for 2 months and his mother remarried after 1 month.