English IV Honors Random Hamlet Facts

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Random Hamlet Facts

allusion

ex: Hercules, Mars, Herod, Mt. Pelion

Cain

Claudius campares himself to ____ the first brother killer

Frailty

______Thy name is woman.

Gertrude

The one whom Hamlet speaks about in "Frailty, thy name is woman.

Whet

"I have come to ______ thy nearly blunted purpose

Atmosphere

Ominous feeling created by the setting

Ophelia

"Sweet (flowers) to the sweet (_______)"

asides

whispers heard only by the audience

Anachronism

that the Globe theater didn't exist during the time in which the play is set

Method

"Though this be madness, yet there is ___ in 't."

Angels

"May flights of ____ sing thee to thy rest

Laertes

say, "I would slit his throat in the church."

Yorick

the court jester

Poison or Venom

Stabbing Claudius, Hamlet says, "_______, do thy work!"

The Mousetrap

the name of the play partly written by Hamlet

ear

Claudius poured poison in Old Hamlet's ___

Horatio

Hamlet calls him the ideal man

tragedy or flaw

a _____ always causes the tragic hero's fall

Sweet Prince

Horatio's farewell, "Good night, ____ _____"

Flowers

Ophelia's madness is evinced in the giving of

Wittenberg

where Hamlet goes to school

tragic recognition

the level of plot revealed in sparrow quote

providence

Hamlet says, "there is special ______ in the fall of a sparrow."

Saxo

the play is based on a legend by _____ Grammaticus

Catharsis

Hamlet rids himself of his flaws and kills Claudius

Doubt

Hamlet's tragic flaw

Disorder in the universe

Theme of "This bodes some strange eruption to our state."

Revenge

Theme of "I would slit his throat in the church."

Rosencrantz or Guildenstern

former friend turned spy

Danes

Hamlet is prince of the _____

Garden

Setting where Old Hamlet's murder took place, though not Eden

Exposition

We learn the characters, the setting, the country

Renaissance

means "rebirth" and is Shakespeare's literary age

Synecdoche

ex. Hamlet says his "arm" will get revenge

protest

"the lady doth ______ too much methinks"

England

ordered to execute hamlet

Norway

Fortinbras' homeland

Denmark

in addition to reigning over his home, Fortinbras will likely rule ______ after the last scene

bloody

"From this time forth, my thoughts be ____ or nothing worth."

dramatic irony

technique - reader knows Claudius is not at prayer, but Hamlet doesn't

comic relief

purpose of the gravedigger scene

villian

"That one may smile and smile and be a _____"

snake

Claudius is the ______ that really stung old Hamlet

Mortality

That Alexander the Great might be used to stop up a hole in a barrel (theme)

true

"To thine own self be ____)

Polonius

the Secretary of State, or Lord Chamberlain

Hamlet

said, "Oh what a rogue and peasant slave am I"

Soliloquy

like "to be or not to be"

Gertrude

tries to save Hamlet with a warning in the last scene

Apostrophe

ex. "O, heaven."

metaphor

ex. the world is an unweeded garden

pearl

the treacherous gift Claudius offered Hamlet in the duel

Prince

title: Hamlet, ______ of Denmak

Claudius

Hyperion : a Satyr :: Old Hamlet : _______

six hundreds

the play is set in the_____

Fortinbras

Hamlet's character foil

prison

Feeling trapped, Hamlet says, "Denmark is a ___"

Brevity

"_______ is the soul of wit."

tragic hero

a noble character whose one flaw destroys him

Corruption

Denmark's flaw, also a theme "Something is rotten..."

Catastrophe

Hamlet falls to treachery and dies

devil

"The _____ hath power to assume a pleasing shape."

ghost

presents the complication

Appearance v Reality

Theme of "That one may smile and smile and be a villain"

bodes

This _____ some strange eruption to our state

Guildenstern

one whom Hamlet accuses of trying to "play" him

Elsinore

Castle

Paris

where Laertes was when Polonius was killed

Rising action

level of plot: Hamlet's play

Climax

Level of plot: Hamlet fails to kill the praying Claudius

Personification

ex. "death is a cruel police sergeant"

Analogy

ex. Hyperion : A Satyr :: Old Hamlet : Claudius

tragedy or drama

ex. Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet

heart

"Hamlet, thou hast cleft my _____ in twain."

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