- 1 What do you notice about Hamlet’s lines when he starts talking to Horatio?
- 2 What does Hamlet call Ophelia Why do you think he says this?
- 3 Why does Hamlet say that he is just being honest and doesn’t need to flatter Horatio?
- 4 What is the meaning of Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1?
- 5 Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius while he is praying?
- 6 How does Hamlet indicate he is ready to kill the king?
- 7 Why does Ophelia kill herself?
- 8 What does Hamlet mean when he asks Ophelia if she is fair and if she is honest?
- 9 Why is Hamlet so cruel to Ophelia?
- 10 Why does Hamlet say he likes Horatio so much?
- 11 Why does Hamlet praise Horatio when he comes into the scene?
- 12 Does Horatio agree that the king seems suspicious?
- 13 What are the 7 soliloquies in Hamlet?
- 14 What is the most important soliloquy in Hamlet?
- 15 Why does Gertrude think Hamlet is mad?
What do you notice about Hamlet’s lines when he starts talking to Horatio?
In lines 49-50 Hamlet tells Horatio, “thou art e’en as just a man/ As e’er my conversation cope withal.” What does this mean? Hamlet is telling Horatio he is a good, steady, and loyal man.
What does Hamlet call Ophelia Why do you think he says this?
Why do you think he says this? Hamlet calls Ophelia two-faced. He probably says this because she is acting on behalf of her father, instead of for herself.
Why does Hamlet say that he is just being honest and doesn’t need to flatter Horatio?
Hamlet explains that he is being honest to Horatio and not just flattering him. Hamlet says that he doesn’t need to flatter Horatio because he doesn’t expect anything in return from him. This is because Horatio is not in a position to give Hamlet anything that he doesn’t already have.
What is the meaning of Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1?
The “to be or not to be ” soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1 is significant in showing Hamlet’s tragic flaw; his inability to decide and inability to take action. The main purpose of this soliloquy is to establish Hamlet as a characteristically reflective, analytic, and moral character which leads to his tragic fall.
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius while he is 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.
How does Hamlet indicate he is ready to kill the king?
They will prepare themselves with fear and prayer. Hamlet thinks that if he kills the King while he is praying the king will go to heaven. This tells us that Hamlet is thinking about the consequences he will have if he kills the king while he is praying. When Claudius commits a sin then Hamlet will kill him.
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 mean when he asks Ophelia if she is fair and if she is honest?
We left off with Hamlet asking Ophelia whether she is honest — which, in this production, means whether she is returning his love letters on her own volition or because her father told her to.
Why is Hamlet so cruel to Ophelia?
Why is Hamlet so cruel to Ophelia? Hamlet is cruel to Ophelia because he has transferred his anger at Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius onto Ophelia. Hamlet may also know that Ophelia is helping Claudius and Polonius spy on him and talks to her with this betrayal in mind.
Why does Hamlet say he likes Horatio so much?
Hamlet admires Horatio for the qualities that Hamlet himself does not possess. He praises Horatio for his virtue and self-control: ” Horatio, thou art e’en as just a man/ As e’er my conversation cop’d withal” (III.
Why does Hamlet praise Horatio when he comes into the scene?
Horatio enters, and Hamlet, pleased to see him, praises him heartily, expressing his affection for and high opinion of Horatio’s mind and manner, especially Horatio’s qualities of self-control and reserve. Horatio agrees, saying that if Claudius shows any signs of guilt, he will detect them.
Does Horatio agree that the king seems suspicious?
Horatio readily agrees, and promises that the King will not “[e]scape detecting.” Enter King, Queen, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and attendants: With the King come a lot of attendants and all those who think something is wrong with Hamlet–the Queen, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern.
What are the 7 soliloquies in Hamlet?
Terms in this set (7)
- “O, sullied flesh would melt”
- “O, all you host of heaven”
- “what a rogue and peasant slave i am”
- “to be or not to be”
- “tis now the very witching time of night”
- “now might i do it pat now he is praying”
- “how all occasions do inform against me..thoughts be bloody”
What is the most important soliloquy in Hamlet?
Hamlet: ‘To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Question ‘ ‘To be or not to be, that is the question’ is the most famous soliloquy in the works of Shakespeare – quite possibly the most famous soliloquy in literature.
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.