Brit Lit exam: Hamlet
Terms in this set (47)
Claudius sends two messengers to deliver paper to the ruler of what country?
Do Laertes and Polonius approve of Ophelia and Hamlet?
How does Hamlet's father say Claudius killed him?
poured poison in his ear
Setting of Hamlet?
Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Themes in Hamlet?
paralysis, loyalty vs. betrayal, madness beneath the mask of sanity
What are the four humors?
What castle are the guards guarding?
What character is returning to school in France?
What does Hamlet compare his mother to in his first soliloquy?
What does Ophelia promise her father?
stay away from Hamlet
What does too much black bile do?
make you melancholy
What is Fortinbras relation to the Norwegian King?
What is the ghost of Hamlet's father wearing?
What season is it when the play opens?
.What would people pay in Catholic times to keep their loved ones out of Purgatory?
Which character says "Frailty thy name is woman?"
Who is Hamlet's best friend; remains loyal to Hamlet?
Who is Hamlet's mother; Queen of Denmark?
Who is Ophelia's brother, Polonius' son?
Who is the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes?
Who is the king of Denmark, suspected of murdering Hamlet's father?
Who is the Lord Chamberlin to Claudius?
Who is the son of Danish king, nephew of Claudius?
Who is threatening to invade Denmark?
Who is with Horatio when Hamlet decides to follow ghost?
Does the ghost as Hamlet to enact revenge on gertrude and claudius?
Does Ophelia feign madness in order to hide her true feelings form her father and brother?
What kind of drama is Hamlet?
What is referred to as blank verse?
unrhymed iambic pentameter
What is Hamlet most shocked and disturbed by when he returns from the University?
his mother's hasty marriage to Claudius
What does Hamlet do as part of his plan to gain evidence against the king?
What arrangement does Hamlet make with Player 1?
he arranges to have several of his own lines put in
The king and Polonius hide to observe Hamlet and Ophelia's meeting in which Hamlet...
condemns Ophelia and the whole female sex
What was the King's reaction to the play, and what did Hamlet and Horatio decide his reaction meant?
the King got up and called for the lights. They were convinced that the ghost had been correct
What does Hamlet not call Polonius?
When does Hamlet fully commit to getting revenge on the kIng?
after the Ghosts first appearance
why must the king not put the 'strong arm' on Hamlet?
Hamlet's mother would not want him harmed. The people of Denmark like him and would be upset if anything happened to him
What does Hamlet think of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
he called them sponges, saying they soak up the King's words, commands and gifts
When the King asks Hamlet where Polonius is, what is Hamlet's answer?
"not where he eats, but where he is eaten" then he tells the King to look for him in heaven and if he cant find polonius there, to go to "the other place" himself
Which is not one of Ophelia's flowers?
What is the content fo the letters the King sends with rosencrantz and Guildenstern to England with Hamlet?
the King wants Hamlet to be killed as soon as he reaches England
What is the content of Hamlet's letter to Horatio
he says he has escaped from R and G onto a pirate ship, where he is being well treated. he asks Horatio to give letters to the King and Queen and then to come see him as quickly as possible
What news does Osric bring Hamlet
the king has forgiven him and offered him safe passage
What 6 ways does Hamlet fulfill the criteria for a Senican drama?
use of supernatural
Why does shakespeare change from blank verse to prose?
denote a change in pitch
show lower social class rank
list 3 flowers and their meanings
Purpose of the mousetrap?
to catch claudius in guilt for murdering Hamlet's father it causes a turn of events