Hamlet Act 1

What is Elsinore Castle in Denmark where the play takes place
Who are Bernardo, Marcellus, and Francisco The guards watching the castle, the first ones to see the ghost
Explain the ghost wears armour, marches around, looks like Hamlet Sr.
Who is Polonius Vice President of Denmark
Who is Laertes Son of Polonius
What is Wittenburg College that Hamlet attends
Who said “I am too much in the Sun? Hamlet
Who said “A little more than kin and less than kind” Hamlet
What are two themes of Act one appearance vs. realitygrief vs. manliness
What does Hamlet want to do that is against the law Kill himself
What is the Hyperion/Satyr allusion Comparing a sun God (Hamlet Sr.) to a goat boy (Claudius)
Who is Hamlet referring to when he says “Frailty, thy name is woman” Gertrude (His Mom)
How does Hamlet use himself in an analogy to show how Claudius in nothing compared to Hamlet Sr. Claudius in not to Hercules but Hercules is not to Hamlet
What breaks Hamlet’s heart more than the whole remarrying situation The fact that he can’t say anything about it
Who said “in complete steel” Hamlet
Who said “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Hamlet
What does “Be thy intent wicked or charitable” mean Hamlet doesn’t care if the ghost is evil or good he’s following him
Explain what “Give thy thoughts no tongue, nor any unporportioned thought his act” means Think before you speak/act
What does “be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar” mean Be friendly with everyone but don’t be friends with everyone
what does “those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel” mean Hold onto your loyal friends
What does “Beware of entrance into a quarrel, but, being in, bear it that the opposed may beware of thee” mean Try not to fight but if you have to go in with confidence
Explain what “Give every man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment” menas Understand everyone opinion but don’t fight back with yours
What does “costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy (rich not gaudy), for the apparel oft proclaims the man” mean The way you look can perceives who you are
What does “neither a borrow nor a lender be, for loan often loses both itself and friend” mean don’t borrow or lend because you can lose either money or a friend
What does “this above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to an man” mean Whatever happens always be true to yourself and you’ll be true to everyone
Who was the one that gave Hamlet words of wisdom Polonius
What did the ghost mean when he said “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears the crown” The snake that bit (killed) Hamlet Sr. was Claudius