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The husband whose wife has committed adulteryoHe is seen as the one with the problemoThe one who is supposed to control his wife and satisfy herA fool would never know the difference
She could do what she wanted and he would never know the difference.Claudius does not think that love is the problem with Hamlet. He wants to send Hamlet to England because he can still have his people watch him and be controlled. – removes him a bit but still keeps a close watch on him.Can’t go back to WittenbergHamlet doesn’t create a whole new play oHe adds to the story (16 lines)A play that is already known to resemble what has happened to hamletCalled a Mousetrap (the name of the play and the act of adding on the 16 lines)Horatio and Hamlet are the only ones that know what’s going onoHoratio knows everything about King Hamlet’s deathoHoratio is also going to weigh in in determining if Claudius is guiltyClaudius responds by standing up and saying that the play is overoHamlet, audience and Horatio know the truth now“the lady dost protest to much”oTalking about Ophelia and how she keeps saying she won’t ever marry because she could never love someone like hamletKing stands up which means that the play stopsoFor hamlet and Horatio it means that he caught the conscious of the kingoHamlet immediately goes to Horatioo“ ill take the ghost word for 1000 pound” - hamletThey believe that ghost was good and now the are going to kill the kingoClaudius knows that hamlet knows nowoAnd hamlet knows the truth about ClaudiusSilent battle going on between the twooNow Claudius’ plan is to send hamlet off to England and have him killedThe letter says to kill hamlet immediatelyRosencrantz and Guildenstern are taking hamlet to EnglandKing Claudius stops and prays – “my offense is rank” – “pray can I not, because I murdered my brother” – this was seen in FaustusHe says he murdered for the crown, queen , and own ambitionoEverything was manipulated for his own selfHe says if he really is going to be forgiven, he must admit to everyone that he was the murderer and he must lose everything.ohe is not willing to do thatohamlet walks in and sees that he is prayingthis is the time to kill himhamlet doesn’t want to kill him because then he will go to heaven or purgatory and he wants him to go to hell
Gertrude- we don’t know anything about her. We don’t know if she helped out Claudius during the murdered. Typical renaissance women who is weak and does whatever she is told.oHe has accidentally killed Polonius. oGhost appears and only hamlet can see the ghost!! He tells his mother that she needs to slowly break away from Claudius oClaudius now has a reason to do something with himoHe just told her that in order to get revenge – he must hurt people tooHe is telling her to repent because she has time!o“I am not in madness, but mad in craft”-hamletTold Horatio/his mother that he is going to act mad