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1Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Act II 8first ordered his daughter to sever her
Discussion. relationship with Hamlet and then later
2Act II, scene ii (summary). Lines ran to the king excitedly to report that
1-39: Claudius sets Rosencrantz and Hamlet was truly in love with her. He has
Guildenstern to spy on Hamlet. Lines already arranged to spy on his own
40-85: The ambassadors report on their daughter and Hamlet in order to maintain
successful mission to Norway. Lines 86 or increase his political influence with
165: Polonius claims Hamlet loves Ophelia, the king and queen. When Polonius asks
and proposes to use her in a plot to spy Hamlet what he is reading, Hamlet replies,
on Hamlet. Lines 166 212: Hamlet insults Words. When Polonius follows up with
Polonius. Lines 213 94: Hamlet discovers What is the matter? meaning what is the
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are sent to subject matter of the words Hamlet is
spy on him. Lines 295-338: R. and G. reading, Hamlet responds to another
report that the players are coming. Lines understanding of the question (what is the
339 489: Hamlet welcomes the players and problem): Between who? Later, Polonius
listens to a speech. Lines 490 500: says he will take his leave, and Hamlet
Hamlet asks the First Player to speak new responds there is nothing he would give
lines at tomorrow nights performance. more willingly; thus, Polonius does not
Lines 501 58: In soliloquy, Hamlet need to take it since Hamlet will gladly
wonders at the contrast between the give it. Polonius invitation to walk
Players faked emotion for Hecuba and his inside out of the air, is met with the
own inability to revenge. He plans to use retort that to walk out of the air is to
tomorrows play to find if Claudius really walk into ones grave. Hamlet is a saucy
is a murderer. fellow.
31. What is ironic about Polonius 9He comments to himself and the
attempt to learn about Laertes life in audience that they are tedious old
Paris? If Reynaldo follows Polonius fools, suggesting that they are not as
instructions, he will essentially ruin dear to him as Claudius and Gertrude had
Laertes reputation while trying to gather presumed and that he is already on to
information. Polonius doesnt trust his them. 7. What is Hamlets initial reaction
own son. to the appearance of Rosencrantz and
42. Why would Polonius immediately jump Guildenstern?
to the conclusion that Hamlet is mad for 108. Why are Rosencrantz and
Ophelias love? Ophelias description of Guildenstern hesitant to admit that they
Hamlet in unfastened and rumpled clothing are in Elsinore because the king and queen
is the Renaissaince convention of the man sent for them? On the one hand, to admit
suffering from unrequited love. As that they were sent for might be to admit
Ophelia has broken off all contact with that they are spies. However, since they
Hamletat Polonius commandhe readily probably do not know that they are spies
interprets his appearance and actions, as and honestly believe that they are on an
described by Ophelia, to be signs of errand of mercy, to admit that they were
unrequited love. sent for could hurt their friends
53. Consider how the episode of Hamlet feelings; they did not think to come on
in Ophelias closet promises to contribute their own but came when they were
to the overall calamity of the tragic summoned. Note that they confess to being
plot? Ophelia has nowintentionally or summoned only when Hamlet demands that, if
unintentionallyallied herself with those they love him, they will tell him.
who (at least in Hamlets mind) oppose 119.How does Hamlets famous What a
Hamlet. If Hamlet does indeed love piece of work is a man! passage depart
Ophelia, then her breaking up with him is from typical Renaissance humanism? . The
just another betrayallike his mothers beginning of the passage reflects the
hasty marriage to his uncle and (perhaps) popular Renaissance belief that humankind
her role in his fathers murder. If he was at the top of the hierarchy of
does not really love her, then he is using creation: the paragon of animals. But
her to advance madness ruse. In either Hamlet ends, not celebrating humanitys
event, she is now involved in the intrigue godlike status, but lamenting the
and corruption of the court and will mortality of flesh; this quintessence of
probably not escape being destroyed in the dust..
calamity. In either case, Hamlet is 1210. Why does Shakespeare introduce a
exploiting Ophelia as is Polonius. troupe of traveling players into the
Subordination of women. action of the play? The players will be
64. Are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern the vehicle by which Shakespeare can
willing spies for Claudius and Gertrude? evaluate various characters reactions to
Probably not. Gertrude flatters them by events and characters in the play. Hamlet
telling them that Hamlet often speaks of can assess his own inaction in terms of
them as his favorite childhood friends and the actors pretended grief. Hamlet (and
still feels a good bit of affection for the audience) can assess Gertrudes lack
them. Claudius frames his request in of grief for her first husbands death
terms of two friends finding out what is with the actors pretended grief. Hamlet
wrong with their third friend so that they can also use the scene portraying his
can help his family find the remedy. Use fathers murder to observe Claudius and
deception and flattery Acting again Gertrudes reactions.
Constantly reminded that Hamlet is a play. 13This is a puzzling scene in that it
7Hamlets part of the dialogue relies does not seem to do either. Shakespeare,
on slang and puns. Shakespeare wants to the playwright, head of a troupe of
emphasize these and not allow the players, and owner of a theater, seems to
audience/reader to lose them in the be criticizing a current fashion, using
metrical pattern of blank verse. Polonius his play and his stage simply to advance
prose responses also highlight his own his own thoughts about the acting/theater
foolishness and lack of wit. Also profession. 11. What does Hamlets
reflection of Hamlets disdain for expression of concern about the child
Polonius. 5. What effect is created by the actors used in the city contribute to the
scenes between Hamlet and Polonius being plot or to the development of his
in prose? character?
86. What are some of the slang 14This monologue is written and told
expressions and puns Hamlet uses in his from the Trojan point of view. Thus, the
first exchange with Polonius? Why are they son of Achilles (a Greek hero and the son
significant? First, Hamlet calls Polonius of a Greek hero) is portrayed as the
a fishmonger, literally a lower-class heartless villain. Antithesis of
hawker (vendor of merchandise) of common conventional portrayal from Greek
fish from a wagon. Fishmonger has also perspective. 12. What is unusual about the
been generally regarded to mean some form players monologue about the Fall of Troy?
of pimp, given the fact that Polonius
Hamlet by William Shakespeare.ppt

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - ? His father - a fairly rich merchant. ? went to London at 21. Stratford on Avon. London Life in the 16th century. ? Born in April 1564 in Stratford on Avon. William Shakespeare some biographical notes. ? His successes had made Shakespeare a rich man. The early years. The end of his life. ? joined a travelling company of actors.

Biography of William Shakespeare - Divide Shakespeares plays into tragedies and comedies. In 1567 Shakespeare went to London to find a job. Translate these phrases. . . People often call Shakespeare 'Our National Bard'. . From Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

William Shakespeare - Burbage brothers. Comedy. England. Shakespeare and his fellow theatre colleagues. Theatre burned. William Shakespeare. William Shakespeares Background. Romeo and Juliet. Groundlings. Here he studied Latin and Greek. Family behind and arrives in London.


- Facts About Shakespeare! Shakespeares plays are still done in globe theaters around the world. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. On April 23,1616, Shakespeare died. Shakespeare's birth place. William was born on April 23,1564. Entrance of The Globe Theater. Familiar Expressions from Shakespeare. The Globe Theater.

William Shakespeare - The end of his life. ? His successes had made Shakespeare a rich man. Shakespeares schooling. ? opened in 1599. ? joined a travelling company of actors. London Life in the 16th century. London. The Globe Theatre. "Alls well that ends well". ? worked both as an actor and a writer. ? His father - a fairly rich merchant.


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