Hamlet Mood

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Topics: Hamlet, Tragic hero
HAMLET written by shakespeare perhaps his most popular play though is difficult to quantify a tragedy- follows the exploits of our tragic title character first performed early 17th century
PLOT
follows hamlet as exacts revenge on his uncle claudius for murdering the old king hamlet claudius killed his brother, marries his sister in law the audience sees hamlet evolve and show real and feigned (fake madness) hamlet transitions from overwhelming grief to rage and takes it upon himself to return the kingdom to normandy
SETTING
set in denmark-elsinor castle roughly 16th century the royal court and how is functions
THE GREAT CHAIN OF BEING during the renaissance the general population believed in ‘TGCB’ everything on earth
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Actions that should be carried out at once get misdirected, and stop being actions at all. But shh, here comes the beautiful Ophelia. Pretty lady, please remember me when you pray

Hamlet scene questions
Act 1

1. describe the tone of scene 1. provide lines and words that help describe the setting. the tone is foreboding, mysterious and dark.
2. what mood prevails? how is the mood established? be specific. the dark mysterious mood prevails and it is established by the darkness in the play. the death of the king hamlet, the ghost.
3. what events outside the actions of the pay does horatio explain to us? hamlet is dead, denmark is at war, “something is rotten in the state of denmark”.

4. how does the tone change at the beginning of scene 2? it goes from being very dark and sad from the death and funeral of the king to happy and colorful with the kings new wedding.
5. who dominates scene 2? what elements of his Character are developed? claudius, develops that he is a good politician and is a people person trying to please the people.
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7.in scene 4 hamlet talks abut human nature summarize his
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8. why will hamlet create a play for claudius to watch. he is going to put on a play for claudius to watch so he can see if claudius shows any signs of guilt when he is watching the play.

act 3 scene 2

1. why does hamlet say he especially likes horatio? does hamlet see horatio as similar to him or different from him?

2. what is claudius’ reaction to the play? does he learn anything about hamlet? claudius leaves the play because he knows hamlet is going to kill him, he is either scared that hamlet is going to kill him or he is scare that, hamlet knows tclaudius killed his dad.
3.how does hamlets exchange with rosencrantz and guildenstern different from previous ones? he gets really pissed at them cause they are playing him.

scene 3
1. what has claudius decided to do with hamlet? he sends him to england.
2. where is polonius going? he is going to hide
3. what does claudius attempt to pry? why can’t he ask for

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