HONORS PS1500 - Physics in the Plays of Tom Stoppard

Hamlet Act 5 --- Questions for Discussion


Did Ophelia kill herself, or did "the water come to her, and drown her" (see lines 15, 16)?

Did Gertrude kill herself by knowingly drinking from the poisoned cup?

Did Rosencrantz and Guildenstern deserve their fate?

Some Central Issues for Our Class


1. Act 5, Scene 2 , lines 4 to 62 (Two parts: Hamlet and Horatio)

Starts with Hamlet: Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting / that would not let me sleep.

Ends with Horatio: Why, what a king is this!

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