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1

what country is this set in

denmark

2

two countries at war

denmark and norway

3

Old hamlet's brother is

Claudius

4

who is the king of denmark

claudius

5

who does claudius marry

gertrude - hamlet's mom

6

who is the king's advisor

Polonius

7

who are polonius's kids

laertes and ophelia

8

catholic canons

no incest
no suicide
must have last rights

9

who did not have last rights before death

old hamlet

10

who killed King fortinbras

old hamlet, before the play began

11

elements of a tragedy

hero- noble birth/ qualities
character flaw
fate-pathos
deaths
deaths serve a purpose

12

themes of hamlet

revenge
father / son relationship
apperance v.s. reality
thought vs. action

13

who does hamlet like

ophelia

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