Why is Hamlet upset? Because his father died and his mother married his uncle in less than a month.
What does the ghost tell Hamlet? The ghost tells him how his father died. He was poisoned by Claudius who poured poison in his ear.
What does the ghost want Hamlet to do? He wants Hamlet to get revenge by killing Claudius.
Who does the ghost appear to first? Bernardo
What does Hamlet promise Horatio? Hamlet promises Horatio that if his uncle doesn’t act guilty after seeing the play then he will admit that the ghost was damned and not the honest spirit of his father.
What is the sole purpose of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? To spy on Hamlet for Claudius and Gertrude.
How will Polonius test Hamlet to see if he is crazy? He plans to get Hamlet to talk to Ophelia, while he and Claudius are eavesdropping.
What is the main point in the “To be or not to be” soliloquy? Is it better to live or to commit suicide.
What do the king, queen and Polonius decide about Hamlet’s condition-after they spy on him? CLAUDIUS: doesn’t think that Hamlet is love-crazy. He doesn’t even think that Hamlet is crazy. He thinks he’s sad.POLONIUS: thinks he’s love-crazy for OpheliaQUEEN GERTRUDE: thinks she married too quickly and Hamlet is mourning his father.
What is the name of the play that is performed? The Mousetrap
What does Hamlet want the actors to do in the play? Hamlet wants the players to perform a scene in the play that demonstrates what he thinks happened
What is Hamlet’s hope for the play? He wants to find out if Claudius is guilty of killing his father and the ghost of his father was real.
Is Hamlet’s plan successful? Yes, the plan was successful because the king stopped the play.
Why won’t Hamlet kill the King when he is kneeling? Because he thinks the king is praying and repenting for his sins. If he dies now he will go to heaven. King Hamlet couldn’t go to Heaven. It wouldn’t be revenge if King Claudius went to Heaven and King Hamlet was in purgatory.
What does Hamlet decide to do when he sees the king kneeling? It’s better if Hamlet waits for the king to sin before he kills him and he won’t go to heaven.
Describe Polonius’ death? Polonius was hiding behind a tapestry in Queen Gertrude’s room and Hamlet stabbed him after he heard yelling.
What does Hamlet ask Gertrude to do? He wants his mother to stop having sex with King Claudius. He also wants her to confess her sins to God and repent her sins. He doesn’t want her to tell the King that Hamlet’s craziness is not real.
What happens to Ophelia? She was upset because her father, Polonius died. She goes crazy from grief. She looked like a zombie and she drowned herself.
What do some people think Ophelia died of? She committed suicide.
What is the plan of Laertes and Claudius? Laertus will fight Hamlet in a duel. He will use a sharp sword with poison on the tip. Even if he just scratches Hamlet, he will die. If Hamlet wins the duel, Claudius will give him a poisoned cup of wine to celebrate that will kill him.
Why doesn’t Claudius put Hamlet in prison when he finds out he killed Polonius? The people love Hamlet. They will be angry and could threaten Claudius if he harmed Hamlet.
Why does Claudius send Hamlet to England? He asks Hamlet to carry a letter to the King of England. The letter told the King of England to kill Hamlet.
What happens to Rosencrantz and Gildenstern? Hamlet re-wrote the letter to the King of England telling him to kill Rosencrantz and Gildenstern. When they arrived in England they were killed.
How does Claudis get Hamlet to fight in a duel against Laertes? Orsic tells Hamlet that Claudius has made a bet that Hamlet can beat Laertes in a duel.
How does the King die? Hamlet stabs Claudius. Then he made Claudius drink the poison.
How does Gertrude die? She drinks the poisoned wine meant for Hamlet.
How does Laertus die? Hamlet picked up Laertus sword with the poison on the end. Hamlet stabbed Laertus with the poison sword.
What did Laertus and Hamlet have in common? They both want revenge for their father’s death.