Hamlet Act V

Who are the ‘clowns’? Grave Diggers
Whose skull is discussed between the clown and Hamlet? Yorick’s
Whose ceremony is taking place in the cemetery at this time? Ophelia
Why is the priest hesitant to perform a proper service for Ophelia? He believes she committed suicide
What does Laertes do out of grief for his sister? Jump in her grave
What does Hamlet claim while in the grave with Laertes and Ophelia? That he loved her more than anyone
How did Hamlet get the letter from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern while on the ship to England? He stole it from their room during the night
What did Hamlet do once he had stolen the letter that called for Hamlet’s death? He rewrote the letter to call for the death of whoever delivers the letter.
How did Hamlet seal the letter? He used his signet ring (ring with the family crest)
What did the King arrange to take place between Hamlet and Laertes? A fencing (sword) match
What did the King bet that Hamlet would win? Six horses
What did Laertes bet that he would win? Six French rapiers (swords) and hangers (carriers)
What did Hamlet do to Laertes before the match? Apologized
What did Hamlet blame for his actions? His madness
Who made the first hit? Hamlet
What did the King do to honor Hamlet after the first hit? Placed a pearl in Hamlet’s cup/drink
What was wrong with the pearl? It was poisoned
Who made the second hit? Hamlet
Who drank out of the poisoned cup? The Queen
Who is wounded first? Hamlet (he is wounded with the poisoned sword)
What happens with the swords after Hamlet is hurt? Hamlet and Laertes switch swords
What does Hamlet do with the poisoned (he does not yet know it is poisoned) sword? Strikes Laertes
What does Laertes tell Hamlet after Laertes realized he has been poisoned? He exchanges forgiveness with Hamlet and confesses that the King was behind everything
Who is the first to die as a result of poison? The Queen
What does Hamlet do after he realizes the King has poisoned nearly everyone? Stabs the King with the poisoned sword then pores the poisoned drank down this throat, killing the king
Before Hamlet dies, what does he ask Horatio to do? Tell the story of what happened
Who does Hamlet say should be king? Fortinbras
What news does the ambassador from England bring? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead
What is to be given to Hamlet at the end of the play? A proper funeral fit for his status
How many people died during the entire play of Hamlet? 8
List all of the people who died during the play of Hamlet: Polonius, Ophelia, Gertrude (Queen), Claudius (King), Laertes, Hamlet, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern