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metaphorfigure of speech comparing two different things “The cock is the trumpet of the morn” is a metaphor
Ophelia was driven mad Ophelia was driven mad, in part, because of her father’s death.
Claudius sends Hamlet to England Claudius sends Hamlet to England because Hamlet is a threat to Claudius and is inspiring too much sympathy from the people of Denmark
Claudius manipulates Claudius is able to manipulate Laerates, Polonius, and Gertrude.
Gravediggers suggest Gravediggers suggest that death is inevitable.
Hamlet kills Laertes Hamlet kills Laertes because the swords are switched
Gertrude tells Hamlet Gertrude tells Hamlet He has broken her heart and He made her realize her shame
foilA character who contrasts and parallels the main character Fortinbras is a foil to Hamlet
soliloquyA speech given by a character alone on stage To be, or not to be… (3.1) is a soliloquy.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are agents of Claudius (Claudius employs them to spy on Hamlet to see why he’s mad.)
Hamlet admires Hamlet admires Horatio.
something is rotten in Denmark Marcellus quote something is rotten in the state of Denmark meant Something was not right.
personificationattributing human qualities to something non-human But look, the morn in russet mantle clad/ Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill is personification.
Hamletcomedy or tragedy Hamlet is a tragedy.
King HamletHamlet’s father King Hamlet dies by having poison poured into his ear while he is sleeping in his orchard.
The Murder of Gonzagoa play Hamlet requested the performance
Poloniusfather of Ophelia and Laertes Polonius is convinced that Hamlet is in love with Ophelia
Hamletconfides in few people Hamlet confides in Horatio
Hamlet was written Hamlet was written and produced in England
Hamlet’s author William Shakespeare