Hamlet Study Guide - Act 2 - Guildenstern(Act II Sc ii Lns...

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Hamlet, Act 2 Study Questions 1. What does Polonius ask Reynaldo to do? Why would he ask him to do this? (Act II, Sc. i, Lns. 7 - 35) 2. What does Ophelia say happened with Hamlet? Why would he act this way? (Act II, Sc. i, Lns. 85 - 107) 3. Who are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? What do King Claudius and Ophelia ask of them?(Act II, Sc. ii, Lns. 1 - 41) 4. Explain what happened between Young Fortinbras and his uncle. (Act II, Sc. ii, Lns. 64 - 80) 5. What is Hamlet’s opinion of Polonius? Why would he treat Polonius this way? (Act II, Sc. ii, Lns. 185 - 226) 6. What is Hamlet’s reaction when he first speaks with Rosencrantz and
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Unformatted text preview: Guildenstern? (Act II, Sc. ii, Lns. 245 - 315) 7. Explain the following line, “I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is Southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.” What does it reveal about Hamlet’s sanity? 8. Outline Hamlet’s plan for the players and his uncle. ((Act II, Sc. ii, Lns. 534 - 592) 9. Compare and contrast Horatio with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as longtime friends of Hamlet. 10. What kind of man do you think Polonius is? Find one or two lines to support your opinion....
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