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Hamlet Study Guide

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Hamlet Study Guide

    Name: __________________________________ # __________ Melly Period ____________________________

    March 29, 2010

Characters: Who? How Important? Relation to Prince Hamlet? Dead? How?

Bernardo

    Francisco _______________________________________________ Marcellus

    Voltimand and Cornelius ______________________________________

    Osric _______________________________________________

    Yorick _______________________________________________

    Reynaldo _______________________________________________

    Rosencrantz ________________________________________________ Guildenstern

    Horatio ________________________________________________

    Prince Hamlet ________________________________________________

    Claudius ________________________________________________

    Gertrude ________________________________________________

    King Hamlet ________________________________________________

    Ghost ________________________________________________

    Polonius ________________________________________________

    Laertes ________________________________________________

    Ophelia ________________________________________________

    Prince Fortinbras __________________________________________

Quotes: Who said the following quotes? Know each what is the meaning?

1. “Brevity is the soul of wit.” __________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________

    2. “Who’s there?” __________________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________

3. “The rest is silence.” ________________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________

4. “To thine own self be true.” ______________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________

5. “The drink, the drink, I am poisoned.” ________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________

6. “Frailty, thy name is woman.” _____________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________

    7. “Something is rotten in the State of Denmark.” ___________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________________

8. “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” ____________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________________

9. “More matter, with less art.” ________________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________________

10. “Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.” ________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________________________

11. “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.” ____________________

    _______________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

Vocabulary words from the play:

    Antic disposition: ____________________________________________________________

    Arras: ______________________________________________________________________

    Mousetrap: __________________________________________________________________

    Primal eldest curse: ___________________________________________________________

    Soliloquy: ___________________________________________________________________

    Aside: ______________________________________________________________________

    Deus ex Machina _____________________________________________________________

Essay questions:

Why does Hamlet mock marriage?

Why is Hamlet unable to take action based on what the Ghost has told him about his father’s death?

Does Hamlet love Ophelia? How does Shakespeare reveal a change in Hamlet’s affections for Ophelia

    at the conclusion of the play?

How are Laertes and Prince Fortinbras foils to Prince Hamlet?

What are three themes portrayed in Hamlet?

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