Hamlet: Prince of Denmark Act I

Identify Bernardo, Francisco, Marcellus, Horatio, King Hamlet. – Bernardo: Danish Soldier; Saw the ghost- Francisco: Danish Soldier- Marcellus: Danish Soldier- Horatio: Prince Hamlet’s friend and confidant; Scholar- King Hamlet: Hamlet’s father and the ;ate king of Denmark
What had Bernardo seen at a prior watch? A ghost
Why does Marcellus think Horatio should speak to the ghost? He is a skeptical scholar
What does young Fortinbras want to do? To take revenge and conquer Denmark
Who do the soldiers/guards want to tell about the ghost? Prince Hamlet
Identify King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Laretes, Polonius. – King Claudius: Brother to the late King Hamlet, current husband to Queen Gertrude and Prince Hamlet’s uncle/step-father.- Queen Gertrude: Widow of King Hamlet, now married to Claudius.- Laertes: Polonius’ son and Ophelia’s brother.- Polonius: Father of Ophelia and Laertes, councillor to King Claudius.
Where does King Claudius send Cornelius and Voltimand? Norway
What does King Claudius tell Hamlet? He needs to stay in Denmark and shouldn’t grieve so much
Hamlet is upset for two reasons. What are they? 1. His father is dead2. His mother married his uncle
What news does Horatio bring Hamlet? He saw the ghost of Hamlet’s father
What does Hamlet decide to do after he hears Horatio’s news? To stand guard with Marcellus and Horatio
What is Laertes’ advice to Ophelia? To stay away from Hamlet and not marry him because Hamlet will have to marry someone for family reasons, not true love.
What is Polonius’ advice to Laertes? Don’t borrow or lend money, don’t steep around, and stay true to yourself and others.
At the end of Scene III, Ophelia agrees to “obey”. What will she do? Stay away from Hamlet
What did the ghost tell Hamlet? Claudius murdered him and Hamlet should avenge him.
Hamlet swears Horatio to two things. What are they? 1. To stay silent2. Act along

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