Horatio's Role in "Hamlet"
Why do you think Hamlet asks Horatio to tell his story? How does Horatio’s role in Hamlet’s life differ from that of other characters in the play? Respond with 5 sentences and 2 pieces of textual evidence to support your claim.
11/10/2015 11:37:17 am
I think he has Horatio tell his story because Horatio was Hamlet's best friend and the only he friend he had until the end. Hamlet trusted Horatio more than anyone else in the play. Horatio's role in Hamlets life is his best friend and almost like a guardian. He is the Robin to his Batman. Other characters in the play are only associated with Hamlet because they have to be. Hamlet is closer to Horatio than he is to anyone else
11/11/2015 06:11:26 am
I believe that Hamlet asked Horatio to tell his story because Horatio was his best friend and never backstabbed him. Unlike Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who were also very close to Hamlet, Horatio never spied on Hamlet for Claudius. Ophelia was also a character who betrayed Hamlet. Horatio's role in Hamlet's life differed from the other characters because he stuck by his side through thick and thin. Hamlet was also willing to trust Horatio to tell his story probably due to the fact that he never betrayed Hamlet throughout the play. Horatio seemed to be there for Hamlet when no one else was, like at the end when Horatio was all he had left.
11/11/2015 07:27:12 am
I believe Hamlet wanted Horatio to tell his story because he didn't want to look like the bad guy. He would look like the bad guy because everyone around him died of poison. This would make people think he poisoned everyone. He also wanted people to know that Claudius killed his father. Also I think hamlet trusted Horatio because he has been with Hamlet since the start and knew what Hamlet was planning to do the whole entire story.
11/11/2015 09:09:21 am
I think that the reason Hamlet asked Horatio to tell his story was so that others could learn from his mistakes. Horatio was Hamlet's only true friend. He stayed loyal to Hamlet unlike Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Because they were not loyal to him he had them killed. At the end of Act V scene II Horatio wanted to drink from the poison chalice because he thought that he should not live if Hamlet dies. But, because he was loyal to Hamlet, he would not let Horatio kill himself.
11/11/2015 12:04:47 pm
I think the reason Hamlet wanted Horatio to tell his story is because he wanted he knew he was going to die. Horatio and Hamlet were best friends. Horatio shows he is loyal to Hamlet throughout the play. towards the end I think Horatio becomes more loyal to Hamlet, after Hamlet dies he takes to time to remember how good of a friend he was. Hamlet trusts Horatio most of all when he sees his fathers ghost.
11/11/2015 01:40:46 pm
I believe that Hamlet asks Horatio to tell his story because he trust Horatio, and he is his only friend. Hamlet also wants his story to be told to everyone so that his legacy can go on and others learn of his tragic story. Other characters in the play betrayed Hamlet, but Horatio stayed by his side the entire time. His other friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, betrayed him by spying on him and reporting to Claudius. His own mother, Gertrude, also somewhat betrayed Hamlet by having a hasty remarriage to Claudius. In my opinion, Horatio is the only character in the play to have no flaws, which ultimately makes him the hero of the story.
11/11/2015 02:14:36 pm
Horatio is Hamlets best friend. Horatio is one of the few people that knew about the ghost of king Hamlet. Horatio is loyal and Hamlet knows that he will tell Hamlets story the way he would want it done. Horatio knew most of Hamlets plans therefore, he will tell the entire story. Overall, Horatio is the only person that Hamlet could truly count on.
11/11/2015 05:31:40 pm
I think why Hamlet told Horatio tell his whole story is that Hamlet always had trusted Horatio. From the beginning of the play Hamlet always told Horatio what was happening, and Horatio was one of the only people Hamlet trusted who knew that Claudius had killed the Late King Hamlet. Also, Horatio is the only person that knows why Hamlet was acting crazy and he knew the full true story, and Hamlet wanted to story to be told his way, and how everything actually happened, and he only trusts Horatio. Horatio's role differs from other characters in the play because Horatio never betrayed Hamlet, which almost every other character did. For example, when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were spying on Hamlet, Horatio was never asked to do such a thing to Hamlet. l feel that the audience knows if he was ever to be asked to spy, he wouldn't do it.
11/11/2015 05:53:15 pm
I think Hamlet wanted Horatio to tell his side of the story. Everyone has died and Hamlet was so beloved by the people of Denmark so he wanted to stay that way. I think he wanted Horatio to tell Denmark that in act one Claudius killed king Hamlet. Also that he didn't mean to kill Polonius in act 3. this way he still would be loved forever in the hearts of the people in Denmark.
11/11/2015 09:13:26 pm
In the story Hamlet asks Horatio to tell his story. I think he does this to try to worn people not too do what he did. Horatio is Hamlet's best friend and is closer to him than his mother. At the vary end of the book Horatio is holding Hamlet as he is dying. this shows how much they mean to each other.
11/12/2015 06:09:32 am
I think Hamlet asked Horatio to tell his story because he was Hamlet's best friend. He was always good to him and never did anything to hurt him. Hamlet felt this way especially because his friends Rozencrantz and Guildenstern back stabbed him. Horatio's role in the play was that he is Hamlet's best friend.
11/12/2015 06:17:59 am
Hamlet had Horatio tell because they were bestfriends. Hamlet felt more closer to horatio then usual because he was revently decieved by R and G who used to be his good friends
11/12/2015 06:19:41 am
I think he did because hamlet did not stab him in the back like everyone in his life did. He was by him through his hard times And understands him.
11/12/2015 06:31:37 am
I believe that hamlet asked horatio to tell him his story because he is his closest friend. He has sort of told his story and he wants to know his friends. He also wants to make sure that no one follows what he did and make the mistakes he did. They mean so much to each other and hamlet wants to know more about him. They are so close and this would help them be even closer.
11/12/2015 06:45:03 am
In the book, Hamlet asks Horatio to tell his story because he wants to warn everyone to not do what he did. Hamlet's best friend is Horatio, and he is closer to Horatio than to his own mother. When Hamlet is dying, Horatio is holding him.
11/12/2015 07:20:42 am
I think Hamlet tells him this because Horatio was the only person he could really trust during the play. Everyone he was close to went behind his back, Ophelia, Rozencrantz and Guldernstern, even his own mother. They spied on him and secretly plotted. Horatio was Hamlet's only loyal friend. I also think he wanted his story passed on so people don't make the same mistakes and repeat history.
11/12/2015 07:32:52 am
Hamelt wants Horatio to tell his story because of his loyalty. Horatio was the opposite of Rozencrantz and Guldernstern and always stayed by Hamlet's side. Hamlet told Horatio that if he dies that he can not kill himself. He wants Horatio to tell the story of how hamlet avenged his father. Horatio was the only one who Hamlet trusted therefore he was the only one he wanted to tell his story.
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