Similarly one may ask, what task does Hamlet give to Horatio and why?
He asks Horatio to watch Claudius carefully, just as he intends to do . He hopes that the king will somehow react out of guilt for what he sees, and he wants Horatio to observe the king and tell him later, after the play, what he thought.
One may also ask, what does Hamlet tell Horatio he admires about him? Hamlet admires Horatio’s stolid practicality, honesty, and faithfulness. As Hamlet’s trusted confidante, Horatio hears the prince’s true feelings and plans thereby allowing Shakespeare to convey such information to his audience. When a character says one thing but means another, it is called verbal irony.
Simply so, what does Hamlet say about Horatio?
Hamlet admires Horatio for the qualities that Hamlet himself does not possess. He praises Horatio for his virtue and self-control: ” Horatio , thou art e’en as just a man/As e’er my conversation cop’d withal” (III. ii. 56-7).
What does Hamlet want Horatio to do after he dies?
Claudius dies crying out for help. Hamlet tells Horatio that he is dying and exchanges a last forgiveness with Laertes, who dies after absolving Hamlet . Hamlet tells Horatio again that he is dying, and urges his friend not to commit suicide in light of all the tragedies, but instead to stay alive and tell his story.