Hamlet Act 2

In Scene 1, Polonius instructs Reynaldo to determine Laertes’s behavior indirectly.
In Scene 1, Hamlet visits Ophelia “with his doublet all unbraced, / No hat upon his head” to convince her of his madness.
Which quotation expresses the real reason that Claudius has sent for Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern? “glean, / Whether aught to us unknown afflicts him”
Polonius believes that the “very cause of Hamlet’s lunacy” is his rejection by Ophelia.
To mock Polonius in his conversation with him in Scene 2, Hamlet uses puns.
When Hamlet says to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Scene 2 that “this goodly frame, the earth,
seems to me a sterile promontory,” he is saying that he is depressed.
Why does Hamlet ask the player to recite the tale of Priam’s slaughter? It has a theme of revenge.
Hamlet’s soliloquy in Scene 2 expresses frustration with his weak and indecisive nature.
A major reason for Hamlet’s dilemma is that he is uncertain of the Ghost’s authenticity.
Hamlet’s plan will work only if Claudius still has the capacity to feel guilt.
. Discuss one example of dramatic irony found in Act II. Explain its impact on the audience’s perceptionof events.
Explain why the player’s speech about Hecuba provokes such a strong reaction in Hamlet. Citespecific details from Act II.