Who does Polonius dispatch to spy on Laertes?

At the top of Act II Polonius instructs Reynaldo to spy on his son, Laertes, in Paris.

Why is Horatio important in Hamlet?

Horatio is our harbinger of truth. It is through Horatio that the actions taken by Hamlet and other characters gain credibility. He is the outside observer to the madness. Hamlet could soliloquize to no end, but it is his conversations with Horatio that ground the play in reality.

Is Horatio a Mexican name?

Horatio is a male given name, an Italianized form of the ancient Roman Latin nomen (name) Horatius, from the Roman gens (clan) Horatia. The modern Italian form is Orazio, the modern Spanish form Horacio.

What is the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia?

She is the daughter of Polonius, the sister of Laertes, and up until the beginning of the play’s events, she has also been romantically involved with Hamlet. Ophelia’s relationships with these men restrict her agency and eventually lead to her death.

Why does Polonius want to warn the king?

Polonius learns from his daughter Ophelia that a badly dressed Hamlet met her, studied her face and then abruptly left. Polonius believes that Hamlet’s odd behaviour is because Ophelia has rejected him. Polonius decides to tell King Claudius the reason for Hamlet’s recently odd behaviour.

What does the name Horatio mean?

Latin: Keeper of the hours; derived from the same root as Horace and a Roman surname, Horatio was adapted to given name use centuries ago. In Shakespeare”s Hamlet, Horatio is the prince”s friend, and it is to him Hamlet addresses many famous speeches.

Who is Horatio in the play Hamlet?

Horatio is Hamlet’s trusted friend and confidant. When we first see Horatio in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, he is called upon by the castle guards to address the ghost that they have encountered. Horatio is a discerning and intelligent man, and the appearance of this ghost makes him deeply uneasy.

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