Thursday, October 20, 2016

Act 3 scenes 3 and 4

1) 3.3 and 3.4- Scene 3 is mainly about the aftermath of the play. Claudius tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to take Hamlet to England. Claudius also decides to tell the audience why he killed his brother and he tries to pray. While he is knelt down, Hamlet comes behind him and draws up his sword as if to kill Claudius but he stopped. He thought that if he killed him while he was praying, Claudius would go to heaven. Hamlet decided to try to kill Claudius while he was sinning so he would go to hell. After Hamlet leaves, Claudius rises and says that he is unable to pray. In scene 4 Polonius is hiding in Gertrudes room. Hamlet goes into her room and startles Gertrude. When Gertrude starts panicking, Polonius comes out and Hamlet thinks that Polonius is Claudius so he stabs him to death. Hamlet then yells at his own mother for marrying Claudius. While Hamlet is yelling at his mom, the Ghost comes and visits again and reminds Hamlet that his real purpose is to avenge his father's death. Hamlet tells Gertrude to stop sleeping with Claudius. He ends the scene by dragging out Polonius' body.

3) 3.4-Hamlet- How did you feel after you realized you stabbed Polonius and not Claudius? Gertrude- What were your thoughts while Hamlet was yelling at you? Hamlet- How startled were you when the Ghost came back?

7) 3.4- I feel kind of sorry for Gertrude because Hamlet is taking all of his anger out on her and yelling at her for marrying Claudius. But in the end its not completely her fault because if Claudius wouldn't have killed King Hamlet then Claudius wouldn't even be in the picture.

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