Thursday, April 24, 2014


After reading the play, Hamlet, answer the following questions.

  1. Why does Hamlet delay in carrying out the Ghost's instructions?
  2. Do you agree with Ophelia's comment about Hamlet in Act Three, Scene 1 - 'O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown'?
  3. Why do you think that Hamlet has always been one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays on the stage?
  4. What is your view of the Ghost?
  5. How far do you sympathise with Ophelia?
  6. What do we learn about Hamlet from his soliloquies?
  7. '...So shall you hear/Of carnal, bloody and unnatural acts,/Of accidental judgements, casual slaughters,/And, in this upshot, purposes mistook/Fall'n on the inventors' heads.'                                                                       How far do you find Horatio's words a fair summary of the play?
  8. Does Polonius deserve his death?
  9. What changes do you notice in Hamlet after his return from England?'
  10. What have you learnt from Hamlet, as a result of your experience of the play?

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