Discussion questions – Hamlet Act 4, Scene 2 and Act 4 , Scene 3
1. What do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern want from Hamlet? Does he give it to them?
Explain the analogy Hamlet uses to compare Rosencrantz to a sponge.
2. Discuss Hamlet’s replies to Claudius when he asks him where Polonius’ body is. How do these replies fit in with Hamlet’’ philosophy of mankind?
2. Claudius tells Hamlet that he is sending him to England. Why does Claudius let on he is doing this? Why is he really doing it? Why is Claudius having trouble explaining Hamlet’s absence to the people of Denmark?