- 1 Who said you are as good as a chorus my lord?
- 2 What happens when Ophelia confronts Hamlet?
- 3 What correction does Ophelia make when Hamlet speaks?
- 4 Why does Ophelia sing in Hamlet?
- 5 Did you assay him to any pastime?
- 6 Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius when he sees him praying?
- 7 Why does Ophelia kill herself?
- 8 What does Hamlet strongly recommend for Ophelia?
- 9 Why doesn’t Hamlet kill the king while he is kneeling?
- 10 Why does Gertrude think Hamlet is mad?
- 11 What is Hamlet’s tragic flaw?
- 12 How does Hamlet treat Ophelia in this scene?
- 13 Why did Ophelia go crazy?
- 14 What has happened to Ophelia?
- 15 What are the two main themes of Ophelia’s songs?
Who said you are as good as a chorus my lord?
ACT III SCENE II
|ACT III SCENE II||A hall in the castle.|
|This is one Lucianus, nephew to the king.|
|OPHELIA||You are as good as a chorus, my lord.|
|HAMLET||I could interpret between you and your love, if I|
|could see the puppets dallying.|
What happens when Ophelia confronts Hamlet?
Enraged, Hamlet curses her, predicting a disaster for her dowry. He tells her again to go to a nunnery. As Ophelia frets over his apparently fled sanity, he says that he knows that women are two faced and cannot be trusted; they all deserve to be cast aside. Then he leaves.
What correction does Ophelia make when Hamlet speaks?
What correction does Ophelia make when Hamlet speaks of his father? That it’s only been 2 hours since his father died. Ophelia corrects him by saying that it’s actually been 2 months since his father died.
Why does Ophelia sing in Hamlet?
Because of the word “young” (IV. v. 60), Ophelia is likely singing about Hamlet – she is singing about how he took advantage of her, acted like he loved her, and then abused and obliterated her in the end.
Did you assay him to any pastime?
QUEEN Did you assay him to any pastime? This night to play before him. To hear him so inclined. And drive his purpose into these delights.
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius when he sees him praying?
Hamlet does not kill Claudius when he assumes that he is praying because he doesn’t want Claudius to have the luxury of going to heaven while his father, unjustly murdered, suffers in hell. He doesn’t want to do Claudius the “favor” of sending him to heaven.
Why does Ophelia kill herself?
Ophelia kills herself because the fate of Denmark is placed on her shoulders when she is asked to more or less spy on Hamlet, her father has been murdered (by her former lover no less), from the confusion created by her father and brother with regard to the meaning of love, and her suicide is even an act of revenge.
What does Hamlet strongly recommend for Ophelia?
In his anger, he curses the fickleness of all women and tells Ophelia to ” get thee to a nunnery.” If Hamlet really means “nunnery,” then he is saying that Ophelia should preserve her chastity.
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill the king while he is kneeling?
Hamlet doesn’t kill the King when he is kneeling because he is praying to repent his sins. He wants to wait for the King to sin again before killing him so that Claudius will go to hell instead of heaven.
Why does Gertrude think Hamlet is mad?
Queen Gertrude, who is Hamlet’s mother, speculates that the cause of this disturbance may be that he is in love with Ophelia, daughter of Polonius. This would be a very unequal match for a Prince of Denmark. The Queen then enlists Ophelia’s aid in helping discern Hamlet’s mental state.
What is Hamlet’s tragic flaw?
The word ‘tragic flaw’ is taken from the Greek concept of Hamartia used by Greek philosopher Aristotle in his Poetics. Shakespeare’s tragic hero Hamlet’s fatal flaw is his failure to act immediately to kill Claudius, his uncle and murderer of his father. His tragic flaw is ‘ procrastination ‘.
How does Hamlet treat Ophelia in this scene?
Hamlet is cruel to Ophelia because he has transferred his anger at Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius onto Ophelia. He says to Ophelia, “God has given you one face and you make yourselves another. You jig and amble, and you lisp, you nickname God’s creatures and make your wantonness your ignorance.
Why did Ophelia go crazy?
Why does Ophelia go mad? Ophelia goes mad because her father, Polonius, whom she deeply loved, has been killed by Hamlet. The fact that this grief drives Ophelia to madness reveals her overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness, and the power that the men in Ophelia’s life wield over her.
What has happened to Ophelia?
In Act 4 Scene 7, Queen Gertrude reports that Ophelia had climbed into a willow tree (There is a willow grows aslant the brook), and that the branch had broken and dropped Ophelia into the brook, where she drowned.
What are the two main themes of Ophelia’s songs?
Ophelia enters singing fragments of songs about chaos, death, and unrequited love. The King and Queen both try to speak with her, but she replies only unintelligibly. Claudius comments that her father’s death has undoubtedly driven her mad.