act 1 scene 5

how do the people of denmark believe king hamlet died?

what does the ghost reveal about his relationship with claudius?, and his own death?

what part of king hamlets murder seem the most horrific to hamlet? what does this reveal about the elizabethans beliefs about death?

explain why hamlet says, "o my prophetic soul"?

why does hamlet warn his friends that he plans "to put an antic disposition on?" what is an antic dispostition?

explain the meaning of the last three lines of this act. what does this reveal?

what could hamlet have done instead of taking the law into his own hands? why might this be a problem?


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The people were told that Old Hamlet was killed by a poisonous snake in his orchard. 

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