Old Hamlet died fast but gruesomely.

The physical movement of a character during a play. Gesture is used to reveal character, and may include facial expressions as well as movements of other parts of an actor's body. Sometimes a playwright will be very explicit about both bodily and facial gestures, providing detailed instructions in the play's stage directions. Shaw's includes such stage directions. See .

Young Hamlet is very well-liked.

So we might prefer to thinkthat Hamlet is in his late teens or early twenties.

She feels that Hamlet should be happy for her and Claudius.Emily Bond

I'd conclude, rather, that in the first run of Shakespeare's"Hamlet", Polonius and Reynaldo were named Corambis and Montano, andthat Shakespeare changed their names for some reason."Der Bestrafte Brudermord" has some other points of agreement withQ1 against Q2, but even more with Q2 against Q1.

Hamlet replied he's not acting, justshowing how he really feels.

In Q1 (recalled by the actor either from theearlier play, or from what a good-guy hero mightbe expected to say), Hamlet's last words were,"Heaven receive my soul." Instead, Shakespeare's Hamlet speaks cryptic last words:"The rest is silence."

Almost all readers and viewers come away from "Hamlet" likingthe prince very much.

You decide.) Hamlet wasa college student at Wittenberg when his father died.

Hamlet realizes right away that they have been sent for.

Of course this doesn'trepresent how Hamlet thinks about Claudius (who he detestsfor lots of reasons), and it's hard to explain what this is doingin the play -- apart from the fact that it's very true-to-life.

Hamlet then questions the menagain about the purpose of their visit.

He asks why it has returned, making us thinkabout the unthinkable and unknown ("so horridly to shakeour disposition / with thoughts beyondthe reaches of our souls").The ghost beckons Hamlet.

Hamlet fakes madness for Polonius's benefit.

(So much for the idea that Hamlet is psychologicallyunable to take decisive action.) Hamlet says, "My fate criesout", i.e., that he's going to his destiny.

Hamlet says, "[Treat them] better.

Contemporary readers who are puzzled by thisshould remember that inHamlet's era (and Shakespeare's), a father wouldprobably get less money from his futureson-in-law if his daughter was not a virgin.

The truth is that Claudiusmurdered Old Hamlet by pouring poison in his ear.

Hearing this actually makesthe king feel ashamed.

she has to figure out (possibly the wrong way) if her feelings should be cast aside to protect her own livelihood
Person VS Person
Claudius VS Hamlet
External Conflict
Claudius desperately tries to win over Hamlet,
Trying to lull him into a sense of false security, which of course Hamlet doesn't believe.

Hamlet has to struggle with the news of his father's murder, and getting revenge on the new king.

Old Hamlet tells the grisly effects of the poison.

While she just wants a happy family again
Internal Conflict
Gertrude can't help but feel sorry for herself that her son hates her, she is confused as to why Hamlet is acting so mad and rude towards everyone and especially her.

He feels particularly threatened by Hamlet, and is leaning towards getting rid of him as well.

Hamlet cares very much about Ophelia.

Old Hamlet may not have engaged in thepractice, hence the "breach".) This fact inspiresHamlet to make a long speech, "So, oft it chances...",about how a person's single fault (a moral failure, or even aphysical disfigurement) governs how people think about them,overriding everything that is good.