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1

when does the ghost walk outt

at night

2

what makes the ghost leave

rooster (calls for morning)

3

who is invited to try to speak to the ghost and why

horatio b/c he is a scholar

4

what language must be spoken to the ghosts

latin

5

what is the name of the castle in denmark

Elsinore

6

who are watching guard in the beginning of the play

Bernardo and Francisco

7

why is the castle being guarded day and night?

Young Fortinbras has built an army of mercenaries and is ready to strike revenge.

8

how is the ghost dressed

in armor for war

9

"what might be toward, that this sweaty haste
Doth make the night joint- labourer with the day,
who is't that can inform me?"

marcellus

10

3 reasons that the ghost walks

ghost may want to say something good
ghost may want to protect the land
ghost wants to reveal where treasure is buried

11

"the cock, that is the trumpet to the morn" what FL?

metaphor

12

"so hallow'd and so gracious is the time" refers to

Christmas

13

which way does the sun rise

east

14

king claudius is always paired with

flourish and trumpets

15

memory is green means

the death of hamlet is still fresh

16

"With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage" speaker?
meaning?

King Claudius
-with joy in the funeral and sadness in the marriage, so close together. dirge is a funeral song

17

"The head is not more native to the heart,
Thehand more instrumental to the mouth,
than is the throne of Denmark to thy father"
speaker?
listener?

King Claudius to Laertes

18

where does laertes want to go

back to college in Wittenberg, France

19

why did laertes come to Elsinore

for the crowning of Claudius

20

what does hamlet not like being called by the king

son

21

"A little more than kin, and less than kind"
speaker?
about?

hamlet about the king

22

what are things on the outside that indicate grief (4)
but are all within hamlet

suits of solemn black
sighs
crying
look depressed

23

who is the melancholy dane

hamlet

24

where does hamlet want to go

wittenberg for college

25

why does the king not let hamlet go to college

he realizes that hamlet is an enemy and doesn't want hamlet to build an army so he keeps him close to keep an eye on him

26

"no jocund health that denmark drinks today"

king

27

"Or that the everlasting had not fix'd his canon 'gainst self-slaughter"

hamlet

28

what activity by the king bothers hamlet

his drinking

29

hamlet's soliloquy expresses his concern on 4 things:

considering suicide
judge women by his mother's weakness
upset by speed of marriage
upset by incest

30

what does hamlet think of women

that they are frail and that they need men

31

"hyperion to a satyr"
speaker?
hyperion?
satyr?
FL?

hamlet
hyperion- king hamlet
satyr- claudius
mythological imagery

32

"Fraility, thy name is woman"

hamlet

33

"why she, even she,
O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason
Wuld have mourn'd longer"

hamlet

34

who is Niobe

a mother who lost all her children

35

a satyr is a ___ creature

lustful

36

"the funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables"

hamlet about the quickness of everything

37

what is scene 3 called t

the advice scene

38

why is laertes giving ophelia advice

doesn't want her to fall in love with hamlet as he is a prince and needs to marry a higher class

39

"his greatness weigh'd , his will is not his own;
or he himself is subject to his birth"
speaker ?
listener?
about who?

laertes to ophelia about hamlet

40

why does ophelia not listen to laertes advice

b/c laertes is about to go to college and will not follow his own advice

41

polonius to laertes advice: (5)

don't quarrel or pick fights
if in a fight- take care of yourself
don't judge
dress well but don't be gaudy
do not borrow money

42

what bothers hamlet in the beginning of scene 4

claudius's drinking

43

"it is a custom
More honour'd in the breach than the observance"
speaker?
meaning?

hamlet
about claudius's drinking and it is better to not follow the crowd

44

what does hamlet say about alcohol and virtues

if you're an alcoholic, you'll always be corrupt no matter how good you are.
some people have an addictive gene for alcohol.

45

first question from hamlet to the ghost

are you a good spirit or bad one

46

"I do not set my life at a pin's fee"
speaker?
meaning?

hamlet,

47

"something is rotten in the state of denmark"
speaker?
what is the rotten thing?

marcellus
claudius is the rotten thing

48

why does horatio not want hamlet to speak with the ghost

he is concerned for his friend and does not want hamlet to become corrupt or tricked

49

what is purgatory

where sins are purged away

50

who says that purgatory is a frightful scary place

king hamlet

51

"haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift
As meditation or the thoughts of love,
May sweep to my revenge"
speaker
listener
meaning
theme?

hamlet to king hamlet
hamlet will act fast
thought vs. action

52

how does the public think how the king died

died from snake bite while sleeping

53

how did king hamlet really die

uncle poured poison through his ear while he was sleeping

54

what did king hamlet lose

life
crown
queen

55

what is king hamlet most concerned about losing

his last rights

56

what does king hamlet order hamlet t odo

kill Claudius
do not harm your mother

57

"in that distracted globe"
speaker to who?
globe?

hamlet to king hamlet
head

58

"That oe may smile, and smile, and be a villian"

hamlet to king hamlet

59

"hie et ubique"

here and everywhere
hamlet

60

what does hamlet pretend to have

an antic disposition

61

why was hamlet born

to set things right
"o cursed spite that i was born to set it right"

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