Who plays in Hamlet Act 2?

Who plays in Hamlet Act 2?

Summary and Analysis Act II: Scene 2. The King and Queen enter with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and others. King Claudius has summoned Hamlet’s two school chums to Elsinore to have them spy on the Prince and report back to Claudius, recounting Hamlet’s every move.

Why can’t Hamlet kill Claudius in Act 2?

Hamlet does not kill Claudius when he assumes that he is praying because he doesn’t want Claudius to have the luxury of going to heaven while his father, unjustly murdered, suffers in hell. He doesn’t want to do Claudius the “favor” of sending him to heaven.

Why does Polonius spy on Hamlet?

Polonius sincerely believes that Hamlet suffers from a broken heart, from Ophelia’s rejection of him, which Polonius ordered. He spies with Claudius in Act 3, scene 1, to prove to Claudius that he is right.

Did Hamlet know he was being spied on?

Hamlet knows he is being spied upon and he abruptly asks Ophelia where her father is. She replies that he is at home. Enraged, Hamlet curses her, and again tells her to go to a nunnery.

What does Hamlet say when he dies?

Only at the last does he break off, uttering his enigmatic last words: ‘The rest is silence’. These may indicate that Hamlet sees death as offering the relief he desires or that he chooses to stop speaking in favor of contemplating his approaching death.

What is Claudius’s backup plan in Hamlet begins to win and doesn’t get hit by the poisoned sword?

Laertes also proposes to poison his sword, so that even a scratch from it will kill Hamlet. The king concocts a backup plan as well, proposing that if Hamlet succeeds in the duel, Claudius will offer him a poisoned cup of wine to drink from in celebration.

Who does Laertes blame for Ophelia’s death?

Laertes blames nobody for Ophelia’s death nor does he respond to it by dreaming up a 4th, 5th and 6th way to kill Hamlet. The next day, at Ophelia’s funeral, Laertes curses Hamlet (although not naming him) for killing his father and thus being the indirect cause of Ophelia’s madness.

How does Hamlet react to Ophelia’s death?

He and Horatio hide as the procession approaches the grave. As Ophelia is laid in the earth, Hamlet realizes it is she who has died. Laertes leaps into Ophelia’s grave to hold her once again in his arms. Grief-stricken and outraged, Hamlet bursts upon the company, declaring in agonized fury his own love for Ophelia.

Who does Laertes initially blame for his father’s death?

Laertes is the son of Polonius and the brother of Ophelia. In the final scene, he mortally wounds Hamlet with a poisoned sword to avenge the deaths of his father and sister, for which he blamed Hamlet. While dying of the same poison, he implicates King Claudius.

How many tricks and poisons does it take to kill a hamlet?

3 tricks

Does Laertes want to kill Claudius?

Hamlet knows that Laertes was a major partner to King Claudius in crime during the reign of king Hamlet. In anger, he also seeks to kill Claudius an issue that makes him to kill Polonius by mistake. Laertes on the other hand is aware that Hamlet killed his father by mistake and out of anger.