hamlet act 2 and 3 quiz

where does Polonius send Reynaldo? to Paris to spy on Laertes and to take him money and messages
why does polonius think Hamlet is “mad”? he thinks Ophelia’s rejections were too much for Hamlet, he is lovesick
Why have Rosencrantz and Guildenstern come to the castle? to find out what was bothering Hamlet and report their findings to the king
What is Polonius’ plan for testing his theory about Hamlet’s love-crazy? he wants hamlet to meet ophelia; eavesdrop on them both
how does hamlet describe his personal problems to rosencrantz and guildenstern? he tells them he used to think the world was great, but now he thinks differently
What arrangement does Hamlet make with Player 1? he arranges to have several of his own lines put into the play to expose claudius
what does hamlet say in his soliloquy? he thinks of himself as a coward
what message do rosencrantz and guildenstern carry to the king? they tell him about hamlets interest in theater and the king tells them to encourage his interest
“to be or not to be” paraphrase is life worth living. he’s afraid of what’s after death
what’s hamlets tone when speaking to ophelia? he’s angry and tells her to become a nun and go to a brothel
what do the king and polonius decide about hamlets condition after eavesdropping on hamlet and ophelia? claudius doesn’t think hamlet is love- crazy, he thinks he’s just crazy
why does hamlet give instructions to the players? he wants them to perform a similar scene to how he thinks his father died and see claudius reaction
what was the kings reaction to the play and what did hamlet and horatio decide his reaction meant? claudius stops the play
what message does rosencrantz deliver from the queen the queen wants to talk to hamlet before he goes to bed. she summons him to see her
The King has Rosencrantz and Guildenstern prepare to do what? Why? they prepare to go to england with hamlet in order to protect the country from danger bc hamlet is a threat to him
why doesn’t hamlet kill the king when he is kneeling ? bc he’s praying to repent of his sins.
How does Polonius die? He is stabbed by Hamlet
what would hamlet have his mother do? stay away from claudius

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