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English IV Honors Random Hamlet Facts

Random Hamlet Facts
STUDY
PLAY
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."