Hamlet act 3&4

What do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern report to Claudius? He is depressed and was excited about the players
What plan do Poionius, Claudius, and Ophelia now put into action? Put ophelia and hamlet together and spie on them to see if hamlet is crazy because of love
What is the nature of Hamiet’s soliloquy? Pros and cons of suicide
What is Hamlet’s main argument against suicide? He doesnt know what comes next
Why does Hamlet treat Ophelia as cruelly as he does? What has changed him? He thinks they’re being spied upon also he is acting crazy and his mothers hasty marriage has soiled his patience with women
What thinly-velled threat to Claudius does Hamlet voice, after he becomes aware of his hidden presence? All will stay married but on
At the erid of the scene, what does the King decide to do with Hamlet? Ship him to England
What gualtties in Horatio cause Hamlet to enlist his assistance?? He is all around good and trustworthy
What does Hamlet ask Horatio to do? Watch the kings reaction to the play
Summarize what happens in the play-within-a-play The murder is acted out and the king freaks out
Why does Hamlet refer to the play-within-a-play as “The Mouse-trap”? He is intending on catching a rat(the king)
How does the queen protect Hamlet? Saying he murdered polonius because he is mad
What does Claudius ask Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to do? Find the body
What does Hamlet mean when he calls Rosencrantz a “sponge”? He takes in information on hamlet and the king wrings it out of him
Why does Claudius say he must hide the haste with which Hamlet is being sent away? Hamlet is popular and he doesn’t want a revolution
What does Hamlet tell Claudius he has done with Polonius? Put it in the lobby
What does Claudius happen to Hamlet when he arrives in England? For him to be killed as soon as he hits the docks
Who does Hamlet meet in this scene? Fortenbrass jrs general
What purpose unites Fortinbras’s troops? To gain back land
What effect does this meeting have on Hamlet? Makes him realize he needs to kill the king
What has happened to Ophelia? Gone insane
Why does the Queen agree to see her? Her son Hamlet is responsible
Why does Laertes break into Claudius’s chamber? For an explanation of his fathers death and why it was covered up
what does Claudius tell Laertes That it was a mistake to cover it up
What happens to Hamlet during his passage to England? Pirates take him and return him to denmark
What does Laertes ask Claudius? Why didnt you precede against my fathers murder
What is the King’s response? The queen and the people love hamlet and he doesnt want a revolution to occur
what scheme is planned by Claudius and Laertes ? Poison him during a fencing match
What is their backup plan? Poison his wine
What news does the Queen hear? Ophelia has drowned
The king freaks out after the play
Hamlet compares himself to a flute/pipe
He is not supposed to hurt his mother
Accompany hamlet to england (for the state of denmark)
To pray for forgiveness
Make sure he doesnt go to heaven
Be tough with hamlet
Hopes he killed claudius
Puts a mirror infront of her
Hes hurting his mother
Dont sleep with the king and dont tell him that hamlet is pretending to be insane