Hamlet Act III

fortune fate
disposition personality
colour illustrate
native hue true character
enterprises of great pitch and moment important
turn awry get mixed up
contumely haughtiness
inoculate enter into
choler anger
speak daggers talk cruelly
rank foul
What do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern report to the king and queen about Hamlet? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern report that Hamlet feels confused but refuses to say why. Hamletalso acted like he was forced to be nice to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Hamlet seemed pleased that the actors were coming. He was avoiding their questions. Acted distracted.
Describe the meeting between Ophelia and Hamlet in scene i. How does he react when she returns his gifts? Hamlet doesn’t realize he has given Ophelia anything but she explains how his words were gifts and how she was naive to believe them. Hamlet tells Ophelia that she needs to go to a nunnery so she doesn’t reproduce anymore sinners. Hamlet becomes angry when Ophelia returns Hamlet’s gifts. Hamlet is arrogant and mad. Hamlet also doesn’t want anyone else to have her.
Ophelia says of Hamlet, “O, what a noble mind is here overthrown!” What conclusion has Ophelia reached about Hamlet? Ophelia believes Hamlet is crazy because he used to be such a good man now he seems to have lost his noble mind.
After having secretly viewed the meeting between Ophelia and Hamlet, what do Polonius and the king conclude about Hamlet? What does the king want to do about Hamlet? What does Polonius suggest? After the meeting between Ophelia and Hamlet, Polonius and the king establish there is something wrong with Hamlet but it isn’t driven by his love for Ophelia. The king wants to send him to England in hopes that the trip will return him to his normal self. Polonius, however, wants Hamlet to speak to Gertrude and let her try and get him to reveal his feelings and if he doesn’t Claudius can send himto England or confinement or whatever he thinks is best.
At the beginning of scene ii, Hamlet instructs the players in acting techniques. List four pieces of advice Hamlet gives the actors. 1. don’t exaggerate words2. don’t use too many hand gestures 3. keep the emotion moderate and smooth4. don’t speak too loud
Describe the dumb show that precedes The Murder of Gonzago? It shows a queen and a king embracing each other. then the king falling asleep in the garden. Claudius then shows up and pours poison in the kings ear. the queen finds the dead king and freaks out. Claudius then tries to comfort the queen and the queen eventually gives in to Claudius’ tenders.
When Hamlet asks his mother how she likes the play, Gertrude responds, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” What does she mean? Gertrude thinks the lady is protesting too much to the point of everyone knows she is lying.
While viewing the play, Ophelia tells Hamlet, “You are as good as a chorus.” In classical Greek tragedies, what was a chorus? Why does Ophelia say this to Hamlet? The chorus is a group of actors that tell the audience what’s going on during the play.Hamlet is making side comments about the play and that’s why Ophelia says that.
How does Claudius respond to the poisoning scene in the play? What does this mean to Hamlet? Claudius get’s nervous and anxious and demands the lights be turned on so he can leave.Hamlet takes this as Claudius’ confession to his father’s murder.Bring light to the truth