Hamlet || Act 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When the King asks Hamlet where Polonius is, what is Hamlet’s answer? -“At supper.”-“Not where he eats, but where he is eaten.”
What does Hamlet think of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? -Doesn’t trust them. -Thinks they’re too weak/not smart enough to see that the king is using them. -Uses the word “sponge” to say how they soak up all the information they can & the king rings it out of them.
Why must the King “not put the strong arm on” Hamlet? The common people/public loves Hamlet.
What is the content of the letters the King sends with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to England with Hamlet? The King wants Hamlet executed as soon as he reaches England.
What prompts Hamlet to say, “My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth!”? He learns that Fortinbras is fighting full force over a little plot of land that means nothing and he has not done anything about his father’s death.
What has happened to Ophelia? She going crazy, and ends up drowning. People think it’s suicide.
Why does Laertes force his way in? What does he want? He wants revenge for his father.
What is the content of Hamlet’s letter to Horatio? -He escaped R&G onto a pirate ship-Good treatment on ship because pirates want favors from him. -Want Horatio to give letters to the the Kind & Queen to come and see him.
What plan do the King and Laertes discuss to kill Hamlet? Put poison in a cup and offer Hamlet a drink. (Plotting his death.)
What news does the Queen bring Laertes? The queen tells Laertes that Ophelia has drowned.
What has Claudius arranged for Hamlet in England? To be put to death/Execution
Which character does Hamlet see marching across Denmark? Fortinbras
Whose death does Laertes seek justice for? Polonius
Who is the first to be informed that Hamlet returns to Denmark? Horatio
What two characters plot to kill Hamlet? Claudius and Laertes
Laertes will anoint his sword with… Poison
Horatio receives what from a sailor? A letter from Hamlet
Who arrives home from France? Laertes
Who has sent letters to the English requesting that Hamlet be put to death? Claudius
Who does Claudius summon and ask to find Hamlet? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
What does Hamlet do with the body of Polonius? Hides it
Who is the first person Gertrude tells about the murder of Polonius? Claudius
What sort of “game” does Hamlet force Rosencratz and Guildenstern to play? Hide and seek.
To what object does Hamlet liken Rosencrantz? A sponge
What has Hamlet, “safely stowed”? The body of Polonius.
To what animal does Hamlet compare Claudius in the way that he uses people, eating them when they are no longer useful? An ape
What do Claudius’s words, “Do it, England,” mean? Kill Hamlet
Where does Hamlet finally say Polonius’s body can be found? At the top of the stairs
Why is Claudius afraid to come down too hard on Hamlet? He fears public opinion
What does Hamlet call his thoughts? Bloody
When comparing himself to Fortibras, Hamlet finds that he is… Inferior
Why is Hamlet surprised at Fortinbras’s attempt to conquer a part of Poland? The land is worthless.
If there is no purpose to life, Hamlet feels that man is no better than… A beast
What does Claudius order Horatio to do? Follow Ophelia & keep an eye on her.
Who does the Messenger say the “rabble” want as their king? Laertes
Laertes blames Hamlet for the death of his father. (True/False) False
How does Ophelia seem when Gertrude and Claudius observe her? Out of her mind, singing and chanting.
By what means is Hamlet making his way back to Denmark? By pirate ship
Hamlet reveals what has happened to Rosencratz and Guildenstern in the letter. (True/False) False.
Horatio finds out that Hamlet is on his way back to Denmark via a secret message from Laertes (True/False) False
What does Horatio promise the sailors who gave him Hamlet’s letters? A reward
What is Horatio to do with the letters the sailors gave him? Give them to Claudius
In scene 5, when Claudius is talking to Ophelia, she sings two songs insinuates something happened between herself and Hamlet. What is it? -Makes it seem like she slept with Hamlet because he promised he would marry her. -However, afterward Hamlet was cold towards her and didn’t keep his promise.
Why does Ophelia go crazy? -She believes she is the cause of Hamlet’s madness & feel responsible for her fathers death. -She has no one to care for her & give her the attention she needs.
What are the two reasons Claudius can’t kill Hamlet? 1. Hamlet is the public face 2. His mother is Gertrude & it would destroy her.
What’s the exact plan to kill Hamlet? (DETAILED) 1. Laertes will challenge him to a duel and uncork his poisoned sword. 2. If Laertes looses, then Claudius will poison Hamlet’s drink instead. (Backup plan)
What was Ophelia doing before she drowned? Picking flowers
What message does the messenger bring to Hamlet regarding Laertes? -He wants to kill him because of his fathers death & take the throne. -Laertes is leading the rebellion in revenge for his father.
What will Laertes risk for revenge? Anything & everything
In Claudius’s first speech, he tells Laertes that Hamlet not only killed Polonuis, but also tried to kill…. Claudius himself.
Why does Laertes want revenge? (Two things) 1. His father’s death2. His sisters madness (caused by father’s death)
What does Claudius say Hamlet is envious of, in regard to Laertes? His knack for fencing/sword play
What do Laertes & Claudius plan to do with Hamlet’s envy for Laertes’s sword/fencing play? -Use it against Hamlet in a duel & “accidentally” kill him.
“How all occasions do inform against me.” (4.4.34)Who is the speaker? Hamlet
“There’s such divinity doth hedge a king…” (4.5.138)Who is the speaker? King
What does Hamlet call his father that his father corrects him of? Hamlet calls him his mother, and the king corrects him to say he is his father.
Where did opehila drown? Brook