Who did Fortinbras say he would attack?
Role in the play
Although Fortinbras makes only two brief appearances in the latter half of the play, he is referred to throughout: King Claudius sends ambassadors to Norway in the hopes of staving off his invasion, and they return with the news that Fortinbras will attack Poland but leave Denmark alone.
Who was sent to Norway to prevent Fortinbras from attacking?
Who was sent to Norway to deliver a letter to Fortinbras uncle? In response to this threat, Claudius sends two men, Voltemand and Cornelius, as messengers to the uncle of young Fortinbras with a letter in which he asks the older uncle to stop young Fortinbras from attempting to attack Denmark.
What does Uncle Norway want in return for stopping his nephew from attacking Denmark?
Norway is able to ask his nephew to desist in his attempts to equal the score with Denmark; Fortinbras agrees to obey his uncle who came to the throne rightly.
How did the king of Norway respond when Voltimand explained Fortinbras was preparing to attack Denmark?
Voltimand and Cornelius enter and describe what took place with the aged and ailing king of Norway: the king rebuked Fortinbras for attempting to make war on Denmark, and Fortinbras swore he would never again attack the Danes.
Who is the uncle of Fortinbras?
As Claudius is himself, Fortinbras’ uncle is brother to the recently dead king and currently controls the throne. Claudius hopes that the old man has the power to stop Fortinbras from carrying out his mission.
Where does Fortinbras plan to attack?
Fortinbras – The young Prince of Norway, whose father the king (also named Fortinbras) was killed by Hamlet’s father (also named Hamlet). Now Fortinbras wishes to attack Denmark to avenge his father’s honor, making him another foil for Prince Hamlet.
Who stopped the war with Norway?
Claudius not only tries to stop the war with Norway in Act 1, but he succeeds in doing so. He sends Cornelius and Voltemand to inform “Old Norway,” Fortinbras’ uncle, that Fortinbras is likely to attack Denmark. Old Norway holds his nephew back from doing this, so Fortinbras decides to attack Poland instead.
Why does Claudius appeal to Norway to assist him with Fortinbras?
The coming conflict is war between Denmark and Norway. … What does Claudius appeal to Norway to assist him with Fortinbras? He wants him to stop the war he is preparing for.
Who was sent to speak with old Norway?
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in Act Two, scene two, Claudius receives a report from Voltemand, who has traveled to speak to Norway’s present and aging king about Young Fortinbras’ aggression toward Denmark.
What is Fortinbras planning?
But while Hamlet sits around contemplating life and death, Fortinbras takes immediate action by raising an army to reclaim Norway’s lost territories. Though his uncle (the current king of Norway) at first convinces Fortinbras not to attack Denmark, in the end, prince Fortinbras helps himself to the Danish throne.
Who is Fortinbras and why might he want to invade Denmark?
If Fortinbras wants to avenge his father’s death, why doesn’t he just go to attack Denmark? Young Fortinbras attacks Poland to regain some of his father’s honor because his uncle, the current king of Norway, has forbidden him to attack Denmark, as he had planned to do.
What is Claudius’s message to the king of Norway?
King Claudius responds to the threat of war from Norway, by sending a message to the uncle of the king of Fortinbras informing him of young Fortinbras’ mission and in that he is using war supplies from Norway’s subjects, and to stop young Fortinbras from moving further.
How did King Fortinbras of Norway lose his lands?
What I can find in the eNotes is that he lost them in battle against King Hamlet– the same battle which claimed his life. I believe young Fortinbras is angry because, like Hamlet, he lost his rightful throne after his uncle took power.
Who is the King of Norway in Hamlet?
They want them to find out what is troubling him and have offered to pay them for this information. Prince Fortinbras The heir to Norway’s throne. Like Prince Hamlet, his uncle is currently King of Norway. The now deceased King Hamlet killed his father King Fortinbras in a battle over land twenty years ago.
What was the outcome of the conflict between King Hamlet and King Fortinbras of Norway?
What was the outcome of the fight between King Hamlet and Fortinbras? King Hamlet killed Fortinbras and took over the disputed land. Why is there a need for a nightly watch on the palace? There is fear that young Fortinbras will attach Denmark to revenge his father’s death and to take back the land.