Which two questions does Hamlet ask in his To Be or Not To Be soliloquy?
When Hamlet asks “To be or not to be?”, he is asking himself whether it is better to be alive—and suffer what life offers—or to be dead by one’s own hand and end the suffering.
How does Hamlet react when he sees Polonius body?
How does Hamlet react when he sees Polonius’s body? He hears the cry and thinks it is Claudius; He calls Polonius a fool.
Why did Hamlet kill Polonius?
Hamlet believed that Claudius was spying on him from behind the tapestry and hoped to kill his unscrupulous uncle. Overall, Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius after mistaking him for King Claudius, who he believes is spying on him from behind the tapestry in Gertrude’s chamber.
Did Hamlet really love Ophelia?
It is likely that Hamlet really was in love with Ophelia. Readers know Hamlet wrote love letters to Ophelia because she shows them to Polonius. He professes his love for Ophelia again to Laertes, Gertrude, and Claudius after Ophelia has died, saying, “I loved Ophelia.
What are the consequences of deception for Polonius?
Dishonesty or deception leads to death for Polonius because he is killed when spying on Hamlet.
Why does Polonius give Ophelia a Bible?
1. What instructions is Ophelia given at the beginning of this scene? To bump into Hamlet so Polonius and Claudius can overhear their conversation and to be reading a Bible to give the impression of loneliness.
What happens to Hamlet after he kills Polonius?
Hamlet lifts the arras and discovers Polonius’s body: he has not killed the king and achieved his revenge but has murdered the relatively innocent Polonius. He bids the old man farewell, calling him an “intruding fool” (III.
What is Hamlet pondering when he says to be or not to be that is the question?
The soliloquy is essentially all about life and death: “To be or not to be” means “To live or not to live” (or “To live or to die”). Hamlet discusses how painful and miserable human life is, and how death (specifically suicide) would be preferable, would it not be for the fearful uncertainty of what comes after death.
What plan do he and Claudius devise to see if this is true?
What plan do the king and Polonius devise to test whether or not the cause of Hamlet’s conduct is love for Ophelia? They are going to make sure Hamlet runs into Ophelia, and observe his behavior to see if his madness is due to his love for her. You just studied 49 terms!
How is Polonius deceitful?
As Act One ends, we assume that Polonius is a caring father. While yes, he could be viewed as a “caring” father, Polonius becomes more deceitful in Act Two. As the Act Two opens, Polonius instructs Reynaldo to essentially spy and spread rumors on Laertes.
How does Hamlet react to killing Polonius by mistake?
Hamlet feels no remorse over killing Polonius, even though he did so by accident and, remarkably, even though this is the father of the woman he supposedly loves. He merely says of him, as if he is so much garbage: I’ll lug the guts into the neighbor room.
What has provoked the frustration in this soliloquy?
What has provokes Hamlet’s frustration in this soliloquy? Hamlet saw the great passion with which the actor played a role; it caused him to rue his own ineffectual response to his father’s death. Hamlet does not seem crazy, but he seems very frustrated, stressed, and unhappy.