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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

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