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Hamlet - Act IV Questions

posted May 15, 2012 23:10:27 by emcmillan@sd73.bc.ca
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sschrottner344 said May 16, 2012 04:28:40
6. Claudius has sent a letter to England instructing England to kill Hamlet when he arrives.

19. Their back-up plan is to poison the cup which they will make Hamlet drink from.
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tkostiuk372 said May 16, 2012 18:46:44
1.She protects him by telling Cladius that Hamlet is mad, and by not telling him that Hamlet is playing mad. She doesn't want Cladius to know that Hamlet is not truly crazy.

2. He asks them to spy on Hamlet and evidentially bring him to England. Cladius also wants them to give a note to the King of England which says to kill Hamlet immediately.
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ejones193 said May 16, 2012 18:48:40
10. In scene five Ophelia appears to be mad. We see her in this scene singing and dancing about the stage.

15. On Hamlet's way to england his ship was attacked by pirates. During the confusion Hamlet ended up aboard the pirates ship.
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bbermiller488 said May 16, 2012 22:08:18
20. The Queen says that Ophelia has drowned. She says that she was playing aside a stream, when she fell off of the side. Her clothes led her up at first, but soon were wet and heavy. Her clothes held her down in the water.
21. I think that since Ophelia was insane at the time of her drowning, that it was most likely an accident, but she did have a lot of motive to kill herself. This is probably the reason that Laertes holds so much resentment against Hamlet after the fact.
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bbermiller488 said May 16, 2012 22:08:23
20. The Queen says that Ophelia has drowned. She says that she was playing aside a stream, when she fell off of the side. Her clothes led her up at first, but soon were wet and heavy. Her clothes held her down in the water.
21. I think that since Ophelia was insane at the time of her drowning, that it was most likely an accident, but she did have a lot of motive to kill herself. This is probably the reason that Laertes holds so much resentment against Hamlet after the fact.
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cjules986 said May 16, 2012 23:36:03
7. Hamlet meets Fortinbras leading an army into battle.

18. Their plan is for Laertes to challenge Hamlet to a friendly duel with fake swords except Laertes' sword is not fake, and it's also poisoned.
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thill111 said May 17, 2012 04:05:05
9) The meeting with Fortinbras inspires Hamlet to more seriously plan a way to take revenge on Claudius after being sent to England.
13) Laertes breaks into Claudius' chamber because he has heard of his fathers murder, and he believe that it was Claudius who did it. Laertes has every intention of taking revenge for his fathers death
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emcmillan802 said May 21, 2012 19:01:56
3. Hamlet means that Rosencrantz absorbs information and then he tells the King what he has discovered. It isn't a nice nickname to be called, but it is truthful.
16. Laertes asks Claudius why the king hasn't done anything about Hamlet's murder on his father and why hasn't something been done about dear Ophelia.
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JoelButler said May 21, 2012 22:51:32
14. Claudius tells Laertes that he shares his grief. He tells him to calm down and think about who his friends are and that if they are proved touched they will give him their kingdom and everything they call theirs

17. He responds to the question with two reasons for not acting against Hamlet. One, Hamlet is still the Queen's son and he couldn't do that to her. The other reason is that to act against Hamlet in his madness would make him a martre, so that Hamlets ill deeds are understood instead of condemned
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CrisAnneMcLean said May 23, 2012 05:31:38
5) Hamlet tells Claudius that Polonius has gone to heaven and that he should send someone to heaven to look for him. He suggests that if Polonius is not there, that Claudius go to hell to look for him himself. He then tells Claudius that the body is in the lobby rotting.

8) Fortinbras's troops are defending a small part of Poland simply because the king told him to. This serves a purpose in the play however to spur Hamlet on to exact revenge upon Claudius after witnessing the readiness of the troops to act so quickly.
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