Hamlet Act I

appearance of the ghost In Scene 1, Marcellus’s comment that “Horatio says ’tis but our fantasy” foreshadows the. . .
disgust at being called “son” by Claudius In Scene 2, Hamlet’s aside “A little more than kin and less than kind” reveals his. . .
Claudius and Gertrude pretend sorrow but feel none By his comment in Scene 2 that the outer signs of grief are “actions that a man might play,” Hamlet isimplying that. . .
“O, most wicked speed, to post / With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!” Which line from Hamlet’s soliloquy in Scene 2 expresses the cause of the conflict he is feeling?
he distrusts Hamlet’s constancy Laertes warns Ophelia against Hamlet in Scene 3 because
offer herself, but not cheaply In his speech to Ophelia in Scene 3, Polonius plays on the word tender. He tells her to “tenderherself more dearly,” meaning to
His conviction that he must speak to the Ghost fills him with courage In Scene 4, Hamlet responds to Horatio: “My fate cries out / And makes each petty arture in this body/ As hardy as the Nemean lion’s nerve.” Which sentence clarifies his meaning in this simile?
exact a promise of revenge from Hamlet The Ghost appears to Hamlet in order to
unfaithful to his father. The Ghost’s speech affects Hamlet’s view of his mother because he learns that she was
he must atone for sins committed in his life The Ghost’s reference to the “sulf’rous and tormenting flames” reveals that
Polonius Father to Ophelia and Laertes
Gertrude Mother to Hamlet
Claudius King of Denmark; Hamlet’s uncle and step father
Ghost King Hamlet
King Fortinbras Prior King of Norway; Defeated by King Hamlet
Young Fortinbras Wants land back from Denmark
Horatio Hamlet’s best friend
Soliliquy Spoken by a character alone on stage; the character’s thoughts spoken out loud
Aside Remark character makes in an undertone to the audience or another character that others on stage are not supposed to hear