English/ 4th Hour
19 November 2007
Act IV Questions
No, she truly believes that Hamlet is mad and even confesses that Hamlet is guilty of the murder of Polonius.
He cares more about himself than the well-being of Polonius or Hamlet.
He calls Rosencrantz a sponge because he soaks up the king’s countenance, his rewards, his authorities, and Hamlet warns him that when the king needs what you have gleaned,he is squeezing Rosencrantz, and, like a sponge, he shall be dry again.
That, despite his great class rank, the king, once he’s dead, can mean as little to the world as the food of a beggar.
Claudius sends Hamlet off to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to ensure he gets there, with a message that orders for Prince Hamlet to be put to death.
He feels that if he just eats and sleeps, he isn’t utilizing the full potential of humans, who have the ability of thought and reason.
He proclaims that his thoughts will be bloody, but he does not act exactly upon this statement. Many of his promises to himself are rarely ever kept
Guilt makes you so full of stupid suspicions that you give yourself away because you're trying so hard not to.
Although it was her father who dies, Ophelia is probably singing mournfully about Hamlet. It’s a double blow because not only has her father been murdered, but he’s been murdered by the man that Ophelia loves.
Gertrude tries to protect the Claudius when Laertes enters. She notes that the “danish dogs are on the wrong track”.
She, along with everyone else, seems to be getting progressively undone, and this shows how feeble minded she can be.
The significance of rosemary and pansies show that Ophelia wants him to remeber her in his thoughts.
Hamlet has been captured by pirates, who have returned him to Denmark.
The queen, his mother, is devoted to him and the public loves him.
He wants to be the one to kill Hamlet.
If Laertes’s love for his father is true, then he should have adequate motivation to kill Hamlet.