hamlet act I

Identify Bernardo, Francisco, Marcellus, Horatio, and King Hamlet. Bernardo, Francisco, Marcellus- guard soldiersHoratio- Hamlet’s friendKing hamlet- hamlet’s father who was murdered.
What had Bernardo seen at a prior watch? King Hamlet’s ghost
Why does Marcellus think Horatio should speak to the ghost? Why does Marcellus think Horatio should speak to the ghost?
What does young Fortinbras want to do? He wants to regain the land his father lost.
Who do the soldiers/guards want to tell about the ghost? Hamlet
Identify King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Laertes, and Polonius. King claudius- king hamlet’s brother, hamlet’s uncle, married gertrudeQueen gertrude-hamlet’s mother Laertes- polonius sonPolonius- lord chamberlain
Where does Claudius send Cornelius and Voltimand? He sends them to king of norway with letters asking the king to try to keep young Fortinbras from going to battle.
What does the King tell Hamlet? He says he shouldn’t grieve so deeply over his father’s death and that everyone dies and that he wants him to stay in denmark.
Hamlet is upset for two reasons. What are they? His father died, his uncle married his mother in less than two months after his father’s death.
What news does Horatio bring Hamlet? Horatio tells hamlet of his father’s ghost
What does Hamlet decide to do after he hears Horatio’s news? He decides to go on watch that night in hopes of seeing his father’s ghost.
What is Laertes’ advice to Ophelia? He warns her to stay away from hamlet and tells her to protect her virtue.
What is Polonius’ advice to Laertes? He says not to voice his thoughts,be true to himself, be aware of getting into fights, and buy good clothes.
At the end of Scene III, Ophelia agrees to “obey.” What will she do? She agrees to obey her father’s wish to stay away from hamlet and reject his affections.
What did the ghost tell Hamlet? The ghost says that Claudius poisoned him by pouring something in his ear.
Hamlet swears Horatio to two things. What are they? 1.Swears not to tell anyone what they saw, hamlet talking to the ghost of his father.2.He tells them that he will pretend to be crazy and they can not say it because he saw the ghost of his father and talked to him.