Hamlet || Act 3

Who/what does Hamlet criticize? Marriage, women, & Ophelia
What is the name of the play Hamlet uses to “catch the conscience of the King”? Murder of Gonzago
What does Hamlet call the play? The Mousetrap
Who asks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to take Hamlet to England? Claudius
What does Claudius do that makes Hamlet hesitate killing him? He is praying for forgiveness.
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius while he prays? Because he doesn’t want Claudius to go to heaven.
When does Hamlet want to kill Claudius? When he is sinning, so Claudius will go to hell.
Where does Polonius hide before he is accidentally murdered by Hamlet? Behind an arras/curtain
What secret does Gertrude agree to keep secret from Claudius? That Hamlet is pretending to be crazy.
Who does Hamlet assume is hiding behind the curtain? Claudius
Hamlet feels no guilt when he realizes he has murdered Polonius. (True/False) True
Why does Gertrude cry out when Hamlet storms into her room? She fears Hamlet will harm her
What does Hamlet take with him as he leaves his mothers room? The body of Polonius
Claudius plans to send Hamlet to… England
What is Ophelia doing when Hamlet finds her “alone”? Reading her devotionals
What does Hamlet tell Ophelia to do? Go to a nunnery
Claudius is now convinced that Hamlet’s madness stems from his inability to be with Ophelia. (True/False) False
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern discover the cause of Hamlet’s madness (True/False) False
Hamlet thinks Horatio has bad judgement. False, he think he has great judgement.
What does Hamlet ask Horatio to do during the play? He asks to Horatio to watch Claudius to see if he appears guilty.
Why does the king leave the play? Because he feels guilty & is disturbed by the scene.
Why does Claudius believe his sins cannot be forgiven? He retains the goods he gained from killing his brother (the throne & Gertrude)