Hamlet Act 4

what did hamlet call rosencrantz and guildenstern? sponges because the soak up everything from him and the king wrings it out and is going to get tired of them and throw him away
“the distracted multitude” the King. talking about how they are distracted from the public by stupid things. they’re losing sight of real issues
what did hamlet just tell the king? to go to hell
what is the king going to do to hamlet when he goes back to england when hamlet returns to england he’s going to have somebody kill him. going to write a letter to england telling them what to do and rosencrantz and guildenstern will deliver the letter and hamlet to england
hamlet has cause to kill the king because he gave an oath to his dad
“From this time forth my thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth?” hamlet talking about how he has to up the game
what does ophelia come in with? a bouquet of chicken bones
“by Gis and by Saint Charity, Alack and fie for shame”-Ophelia (talking about hamlet and how she feels shame about sleeping with him. she tells him that hamlet said if i slept with you i would’ve married you and then hamlet responds that he would’ve married her but she isn’t a virgin)
“o Gertrude, Gertrude, when sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions” King (talking about how one bad thing won’t just happen, but everything else will go bad)
there was no funeral for Polonius and Laertes is going to be upset/mad because he never got a goodbye
buried him so fast because Hamlet killed him and didn’t want the public to find out and Polonius has no chance to confess his sin and at his burial there was no formal right given
queen thinks the people that she leads are a bunch of dogs
Laertes blames Hamlet for Ophelia’s craziness
what is laertes going to do? dip his sword in poison and try to stab hamlet and also poison the wine
how does ophelia die? ophelia falls in the lake and starts singing rather than swim and she gets pulled under and drowns since she’s depressed and crazy we think when she fell in she just lost the will to live