Hamlet Act IV Test Study Guide

“Yet must not we put the strong law on him.” “He’s lov’d of the distracts multitude” Claudius to Gertrude about Hamlet
“If direct or by collateral hand they find us touch’d we will our kingdom give.” Claudius to Laertes
“We must be patient, but I cannot chose but weep to think they would lay him i’ th’ cold ground.” Ophelia about Polonius
“There’s such divinity doth hedge a king.” Claudius to Laertes
“I see a cherub that sees them. But come, for England! Farewell!” Hamlet to Claudius
“Mad as the sea and wind when both contend which is the mightier. In his lawless fit, behind the arras hearing something stir, whips out his rapier, cries ‘A rat, a rat!’ and in this brainish apprehension kills the unseen good old man.” Gertrude about Hamlet
“It had been so with us had we been there. His liberty is full of threats to all, To you yourself, to us, to everyone.” Claudius to Gertrude
“We go to gain a little patch of ground/ That hath in it no profit but the name.” Captain
“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions…” Claudius to Gertrude about Ophelia
5 sorrows Polonius’s deathHamlet leavesOphelia gone madpeople’s gossipLaertes came back
“How cheerfully on the false trail they cry! O, this is counter, you false Danish dogs!” Gertrude to gentleman
“And where th’ offense is, let the great axe fall.” Claudius to Laertes
“To cut his throat i’ th’ church.” Laertes to Claudius about Hamlet
“One woe doth tread upon another’s heel, So fast they follow.” Gertrude to Laertes about Ophelia drowning
“The king is a thing” Hamlet to R&G
“Nothing but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar” Hamlet to Claudius
“How all occasions do inform against me” Hamlet soliloquy
Of thinking too precisely on th’ event” Hamlet soliloquy
“But greatly to find quarrel in a straw when honor’s at stake.” Hamlet soliloquy
“This nothing’s more than matter.” Laertes to Claudius & Gertrude
“For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy.” Ophelia to Laertes & Claudius & Gertrude
“And where th’ offense is, let the great axe fall.” Claudius to Laertes about Hamlet
“There is a willow grows askaunt the brook” Gertrude to Laertes
Superfluous pg 164 : surplus ; excess The excessive rumors of Polonius’s death is killing Claudius over and over again
Scruple pg 158 doubt, feeling of uncertainty as to whether an action is right Hamlet talks about him cowardly doubting to take revenge
Countenance pg 148 condone ; give approval to: Claudius is the only one who can give approval to and pardon Hamlet for murdering Polonius
Providence pg 148 foresight ; care or preparation in advance : Claudius & Gertrude should have had the foresight to predict Hamlet would do such a deed
Importunate pg 160 urgent ; persistent : Ophelia is persistent about speaking with Gertrude
Contagion pg 180 agent causing disease, poison : Laertes pokes Hamlet with a poisonous tip on his sword in the sword fight
Rendezvous pg 156 agreed meeting place : Fortinbras tells captain to meet him at the agreed meeting place after see the Claudius to secure Fortinbras’s safely passing through
Exhort pg 158 urge by strong argument; make urgent appeal : Hamlet thinks he should take revenge after influenced by Fortinbras’s urgent appeal to take back land from Poland
Homage pg 156 anything given to show allegiance : Claudius tells king of England that in order to show allegiance to Hamlet, he must kill Hamlet
Pestillent pg 164 contagious ; dangerous : Laertes trying to avoid all the dangerous gossip about his father’s death
Allegiance pg 166 loyalty to a person or cause : Laertes would rather have loyalty to devil than to have loyalty to Claudius
Valor pg 172 marked courage ; bravery : Hamlet and his crew showed a lot of bravery by traveling back to Denmark on pirate ship
Requite pg 180 retaliate against : Claudius tells Laertes to retaliate against Hamlet in a sword fight with an uncapped sword
Abate pg 180 make less : Claudius was saying that over time, Laertes’s love for his father will make less
Imminent pg 158 impending; about to happen : 20,000 men are about to die in battle for land that’s worth nothing