Hamlet Act I

Define prodigal wasteful
Who were the two monarchs reigning during Shakey’s time? Elizabeth and James
What is a foil, and what is the purpose of a foil? A foil is a character that contrasts with the protagonist. A foil makes the main character’s traits stand out. A foil helps the audience understand the major character better.
Who is speaking to whom? “Fie on’t, ah fie! ‘Tis an unweeded garden That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature. 1.2.139,140 Hamlet to himself; soliloquy
Name Hamlet’s friend Horatio
Name the son of Lord Chamberlain Laertes
Name Lord Chamberlain (King’s Counselor) Polonius
Define pernicious having a harmful effect
Define cap-a-pie from head to toe
Name Laertes’ sister Ophelia
What literary device is used in the following quote? “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” metonymy
What was Shakespeare’s theater company called under the patronage of King James? The King’s Men (The King’s Company)
Who is speaking to whom? “Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue.” 1.3.65 Polonius to Laertes
What are the elements of revenge tragedy? A secret murder, usually of a benign ruler, a visit by the ghost of the victim, and protagonist descends into madness of some form
Define churlish ill-mannered
Name Hamlet’s mother Queen Gertrude
Define ambiguous having more than one meaning
What was the name of the theater that Shakey is most associated with? Globe Theatre
Who is speaking to whom? “Have we (as ’twere with a defeated joy, With an auspicious and a dropping eye, With mirth in funeral and dirge in marriage,” 1.2.10-12 Polonius in his speech
What literary element is used in the following quote? “O, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into dew,” synedoche
What literary device is used in the following quote? “And each particular hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fearful porpentine” simile
Where did William Shakespeare birth and death occur? Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
In what century was Shakespeare born? 16th century
Who is speaking to whom? “But look, the morn in russet mantle clad Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill. Break we our watch up, and by my advice,. Let us impart what we have seen tonight” Horatio to Hamlet
Who is speaking to whom? “And keep you in the rear of affection, Out of the shot and danger of desire.” 1.3.39,38 Laertes to Ophelia