Table of Contents
- 1 Why do the guards and Horatio believe the Kings ghost has come to haunt them?
- 2 What did the guards see in Act I?
- 3 Why is Horatio with the guards?
- 4 What does Hamlet make Horatio and Marcellus swear at the end of Scene V?
- 5 Why does hamlet demand that Horatio and the guards swear?
- 6 Why do the guards want to talk to the ghost?
Why do the guards and Horatio believe the Kings ghost has come to haunt them?
Unto young Hamlet; for, upon my life, This spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him. Interestingly, Horatio assumes that the ghost has appeared to the men because of the impending conflict against young Fortinbras of Norway.
What does Hamlet make Horatio and the guards promise?
What does Hamlet make Horatio and Marcellus promise? Hamlet makes them promise that they will not tell anybody of his intentions to seek his revenge on Claudius or any of his other actions.
Why does Hamlet want to keep the ghost a secret?
If Claudius know that Hamlet was consorting with his father’s ghost, Claudius would become even more suspicious about Hamlet’s intentions to overthrow or murder Claudius. Thus Hamlet wants to keep knowledge of the ghost and his own plots for revenge secret.
What did the guards see in Act I?
This Act 1 summary of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” sets the stage with the characters, setting, plot, and tone of this five-act tragedy. The previous two nights, the guards had seen a silent ghost resembling Hamlet’s dead father. They ask Hamlet’s friend Horatio to watch on the third night, and he sees the ghost.
What does the audience learn from Marcellus question to Horatio?
What does the audience learn from Marcellus question to Horatio? The audience learns the history between Hamlet and Fortinbras and why the people beyond the wall are preparing for war. The feud between the polocks and hamlet’s men. The description of a military builds a suspenseful mood.
What stops the ghost from speaking to Horatio?
Marcellus believes that the ghost left because they had angered it when they attempted to force the ghost to speak using violence, but Horatio notes that it was the roster crowing that stopped the ghost from speaking and then leaving.
Why is Horatio with the guards?
Why is Horatio among the guards on the opening scene? He supposed to stand guard with Bernardo. What enemies of Denmark are revealed through Horatio’s comments on the ghost’s appearance? The enemy of Denmark is Young Fortinnra.
Why does the ghost warn Hamlet not to do anything to his mother but to Leave Her to Heaven?
Why? The Ghost warns Hamlet not to do anything to his mother, but to “leave her to Heaven.” He suggests that for Hamlet to worry about his mother’s role in the murder or to try to avenge it will drive him mad. We have learned of the old king’s murder at the hands of his brother, the new king.
What does the ghost do when Horatio speaks to him?
While the ghost of King Hamlet appears to Horatio and Marcellus, two officers who are on guard, it does not actually speak to either of them. The next evening the ghost speaks to Prince Hamlet, asking him to avenge his death because he was murdered. Itself to motion, like as it would speak.
What does Hamlet make Horatio and Marcellus swear at the end of Scene V?
Intensely moved, Hamlet swears to remember and obey the ghost. Horatio and Marcellus arrive upon the scene and frantically ask Hamlet what has happened. Shaken and extremely agitated, he refuses to tell them, and he insists that they swear upon his sword not to reveal what they have seen.
What do the other guards want Horatio to observe?
They want to tell young Hamlet that they have seen the ghost of his father. They think the ghost will speak to his son. Who do the soldiers/guards want to tell about the ghost? The King of Denmark and the Uncle of Hamlet.
What does the ghost of King Hamlet wear when he appears?
From this exchange, we learn that the ghost is indeed the ghost of King Hamlet, as the apparition is wearing the former king’s armor. By dressing his specter in armor, Shakespeare immediately tells the audience that King Hamlet has died and is haunting Elsinore.
Why does hamlet demand that Horatio and the guards swear?
Amid the spectral atmosphere, Hamlet obliges his friend Horatio and the guards to maintain silence about the ghost because he does not want any knowledge of its appearance to reach anyone in the court of Claudius; in addition, Hamlet does not know at this point if the ghost is honest with him.
Why does Marcellus think Horatio should speak to the ghost?
Marcellus thinks Horatio should speak to the ghost because he will know what to say to him. He is a “scholar” and is educated. He’s also a great friend of Hamlet. Why does Marcellus think Horatio should speak to the ghost? His father was killed by King Hamlet. He wants to reclaim the land that his father lost to King Hamlet.
What do the guards want to do or know about the Ghost in Hamlet?
The main thing the guards want to DO is to get a “scholar” to give an opinion on whether the ghost is the dead King Hamlet, young Hamlet ‘s father. The thing they want to KNOW is what communication the ghost wants to make.
Why do the guards want to talk to the ghost?
They want to communicate with the ghost to see if it will identify itself and tell them what it wants. Barnardo proclaims that it is there intentionally to be spoken to apparently for the purpose of giving some important information: