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Hamlet Quote Essay

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1.2 Hamlet to Claudius, emphasising his mistreatment by the latter and their close relationship
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a little more than kin, and less than kind
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1.2 Hamlet describes that his grief extends beyond his clothing
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’tis not alone my inky cloak
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1.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet laments the fact Christian teaching prohibits suicide
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that the almighty had not fixed his canon against self-slaughter
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1.2 Hamlet on the fact the wedding of Gertrude and Claudius occurred very shortly after his father’s death
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the funeral baked meats/ did cold furnish forth the marriage table
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1.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet on his mother’s weakness in rapid remarriage
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frailty thy name is women
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1.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet compares his father to his uncle unfavourable
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Hyperion to a satyr
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1.4 Hamlet on the ability of all to be corrupted by evil thoughts
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the dram of eale/ doth all the noble substance of a doubt
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1.4 Pathetic Fallacy when Hamlet goes to find the ghost
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it is very cold
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1.5 Hamlet promises the ghost that he will act quickly
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with swift wings… may sweep my revenge
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1.5 Hamlet pledges to sacrifice his love of learning for revenge
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ill wipe away all trivial fond records
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1.5 Hamlet tells Marcellus he will pretend to be mad
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to put on an antic dispostition
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2.2 Hamlet’s letter to Ophelia, quote about the sun
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doubt that the sun doth move
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2.2 Hamlet calls Polonius a pimp
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you are a fishmonger
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2.2 Hamlet on the restrictive nature of Denmark
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Denmark’s a prison
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2.2 Hamlet on the transience of loyalty (from his father to Claudius)
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those that would make mouths at him… [pay] a hundred ducats apiece for a little picture of him
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2.2 Hamlet on the strange nature of his family relations (using familial titles)
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uncle-father and aunt-mother
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2.2 Hamlet on rarely being mad
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i am mad but north-north-west
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2.2 Hamlet draws parreles between the ancient world and Polonius with reference to the sacrifice of one’s daughter
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O Jepthah… what a treasure thou hadst?
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3.1 Hamlet to Ophelia about the nunnery
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“Get thee to a nunnery”
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3.1 Hamlet tells Ophelia not to trust men
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we are arrant knaves- believe none of us
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2.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet tries to mentally insight passion
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a dream in passion
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2.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet criticises his own cowardise
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I am pigeon-liver’d
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2.2 (soliloquy) Hamlet’s concluding statement about his plan
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the play’s the thing/ Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King
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3.1 (soliloquy) Hamlet displays his complex emotions (opening line)
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to be or not to be
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3.1 (soliloquy)Hamlet on the peace that comes with death
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by a sleep to say we end / the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks/ that flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation/ devoutly to be wished
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3.1 (soliloquy) Hamlet’s reasoning behind not committing suicide, reflective of his wider demeanor
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conscience does make a coward of us all
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3.2 Hamlet praises Horatio honesty
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Horatio, thou art e’en as just a man
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3.2 Hamlet on the corrupting nature of passion
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give me a man who is not passion’s slave
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3.2 Hamlet questions the reliability of the ghost
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if… it is a damned ghost that we have seen
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3.2 Hamlet has lost a sense of time, Ophelia corrects him
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H: My father’s dead within two hours! O: Nay ’tis twice two months
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3.2 Hamlet of women’s fickle love
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O: ‘Tis brief, my Lord H: As woman’s love
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3.2 Hamlet on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern playing him
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you would play upon me! you would seem to know my stops
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3.2 Hamlet on how he will address Gertrude
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I will speak daggers but use none
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3.3 Hamlet on Claudius’ sole
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damned and black as hell, whereto it goes
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1.2 Claudius criticises Hamlet’s grief
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unmanly greif
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1.2 Claudius orders Hamlet to remain at court
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we beseech you, bend you to remain
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2.2 Claudius pledges his courts attention to Polonius’ unrequited love plan
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we will try
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2.2 (an aside) Claudius on his conscience
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how smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience
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2.2 Claudius on the danger of Hamlet’s madness
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madness in great ones must not unwatched go
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3.3 Polonius on Gertrude being able to reign Hamlet in
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i warrant she’ll tax him home
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3.3 (soliloquy/prayer) Claudius compairs his crime to Cain
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the primal eldest curse
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3.3 (soliloquy/prayer) Claudius want absolution, yet his prayer is hollow as he will not return his ill-gotton power
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may one be [pardoned and retain th’ offense?
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1.3 Polonius instructs Leartes on how to handle money
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neither a borrower nor a lender be
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1.3 Polonius remarks, mockingly, that Ophelia is naive
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You speak life a green girl
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2.2 Polonius announces that he has uncovered by Hamlet is mad
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i have found the very cause of Hamlet’s lunacy
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2.2 Polonius gives intruction to Claudius, telling him to speak first to the ambassadors from Norway
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give first admittance to th’ambassadors
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2.2 Gertrude pleads Polonius to get the point
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more matter with less art
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2.2 Polonius shows he ascribes to the class system with a refernece to how he will treat the players
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i will use [the players] according to their desert
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2.2 Hamlet mocks Polonius’ preference for simplistic pasttimes
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he’s for a jig, or a bawdy tale
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1.1 Horatio consults the others about telling Hamlet of the ghost
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do you consent we shall acquaint him with it/ as needful is our loves, fitting with our duty
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1.5 Horatio expressed concern fow Hamlet’s mental state after he has seen the ghost
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these are but wild and whirling words, my lord
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2.2 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern pray that they will lucky in their pursuit of Hamlet
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heaven makes our presence and our practice/ pleasant
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1.1 the Ghost is compared to a soldier
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with martial stalk
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1.5 the Ghost conveys it suffering with the use of hell imagery
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confined to fast in fires
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1.5 the Ghost orders Hamlet to punish his mother
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leave her to heaven
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1.3 Laertes warns Ophelia that Hamlet’s affection might not be genuine
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Hamlet, and the trifling of his favour
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1.3 Gertrude asks Hamlet to no longer be mournful
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cast thy nightly colour off
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2.2 Gertrude on the rapidity of her second marriage
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o’hasty marriage
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2.2 Gertrude’s thoughts about Polonius’ unrequited love theory
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it maybe, very likely
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2.2 Gertrude on the temperament of the player queen
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the lady doth protest too much
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1.3 Laertes on Ophelia being a virgin
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your chaste treasure
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3.1 Ophelia laments the change in Hamlet’s temprement
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t’have seen what i have seen, see what i see!
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4.4 The Soldier states Fortinbras’ desire to march through Denmark
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Fortinbras craves the conveyance of a promised march over his kingdom
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2.2 Fortinbras has sworn allegiance to Old Norway
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makes vows before his uncle
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4.6 Hamlet’s requests that Horatio comes to meet him in a letter
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Repel thou to me with as much speed as thou would fly at death
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4.5 Ophelia has coherent thoughts despite her madness; a reflection on nature
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We know what we are but not what we may be
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4.5 A sexual reference in Ophelia’s singing
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Before you tumbled me You to promised to wed
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4.5 Ophelia’s sanity is fragile and is destroyed by the death of her father
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A young maid’s wits should be as mortal as a poor man’s life
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4.5 Ophelia gives a flower to Claudius, a reflection of his personality
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There’s a rue for you
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4.1 Gertrude’s eulogy for Polonius
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Unseeing good old man
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3.4 Hamlet on Polonius being injured by the device that he intended to use to injure others
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Hoist with his own petard
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4.1 Claudius requests that Gertrude translates Hamlet’s action
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You must translate; ’tis fit we understand them
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4.1 Claudius states his own self-interest when he expresses fear for his safety in response to Polonius’ murder
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It had been so with us had we been there
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4.1 Claudius extends the metaphor of disease
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But like the owner of a foul disease to keep it from divulging, let it feed even on the pith of life
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4.1 Claudius expresses the need for carefully managed propaganda to cope with Hamlets madness
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The vile deed we must with all our majesty and skill both countenance and excuse
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4.2 Hamlet tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that Claudius is using them
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4.2 Hamlet tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that Claudius is using them
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4.2 Claudius on how Hamlet’s exile must appear to be part of a well considered plan
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This sudden sending him away must seem deliberate pause
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4.5 Claudius’ first address to a mad Ophelia
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How do you, pretty lady?
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4.5 Claudius expressed regret over the management of Polonius’ funeral
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we have done but greenly In hugger-mugger to inter him
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4.5 Claudius on the poplar support Laertes receives
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The rabble call him lord
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4.5 Claudius on what a crime it is to kill a king
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There’s such divinity that doth hedge a king
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4.5 Claudius on his right to share Laertes’ grief
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Laertes, I must commune with your grief, or you deny me right
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4.7 Claudius vilifies Hamlet by stating his crimes
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he which hath your noble father slain pursued my life
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4.7 Claudius on how Hamlet’s murder must be kept secret
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For his death no wind of blame shall breath
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4.7 Claudius asks Laertes whether his mourning for his father is genuine
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are you… a face without a heart
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4.7 Claudius’ ironic statement in which he lies about attempting to restraint Laertes
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How much I had to do to calm his rage
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4.2 Hamlet on his Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s stupidity in trying failing to understand his meaning
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A knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear
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4.3 Hamlet is very popular with the people
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He’s loved of the distracted multitudes
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4.3 Hamlet’s crude comment about Polonius in death
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At supper… not where he eats but where ‘a is eaten
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4.3 Hamlet on how they will be able to smell Polonius
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You shall nose him
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4.4 Hamlet on the causes of war
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This th’impostume of much wealth and peace that inward break
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4.4 (soliloquy) Hamlet tries to incite revenge at the end of the soliloquy
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My thought be bloody, or be nothing worth
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4.4 (soliloquy) Hamlet on the hollow nature of man’s passion
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Bestial oblivion
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4.1 Gertrude tells Claudius that Hamlet is mad
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Mad as the sea and wind when both contend/ which is the mightier.
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4.4 Gertrude refuses to talk to Ophelia
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I will not speak with her
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4.4 Gertrude defends Claudius to Laertes
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But not by him
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4.7 Claudius describes the attention Gertrude gives to Hamlet
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The Queen his mother lives almost by his looks
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4.7 (soliloquy) Gertrude highlights unrequited love as a cause of Ophelia’s death
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There is a willow grows
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4.7 (soliloquy) Gertrude suggests Ophelia’s death is an accident
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Fell in the weeping brook
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4.7 (soliloquy) Gertrude romanticises Ophelia’s death
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Mermaid-like
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4.5 Laertes is rash and returns to Denmark with treasonous intent
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Young Laertes in riotous head
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4.5 Laertes wants to avenge his father, and is not concerned with punishment in the afterlife
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I’ll dare damnation
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4.7 Laertes is isolated and alone in Denmark
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I have a noble father lost, and a sister driven into desperate terms
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4.7 Claudius praises Laertes’ skill with a sword
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Your rapier most especial
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4.5 Ophelia has coherent thoughts despite her madness; a reflection on nature
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We know what we are but not what we may be
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5.1 Hamlet abhors the Gravediggers treatment of the skulls
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How the knave jowls [the skull] to the ground
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5.1 Hamlet comments on the Gravediggers manipulation of words
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How absolute the knave is!
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5.1 Hamlet comments of Yorick’s skulls
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Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio
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5.1 Hamlet realises that Ophelia is dead
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What, the fair Ophelia?
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5.1 Hamlet reveals himself at Ophelia’s funeral
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This is I, Hamlet the Dane
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5.1 Hamlet on his love for Ophelia (and how it exceeds Laertes’ love for her)
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I loved Ophelia- forty thousand brother’s could not with all the quantity of their love make up my sum
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5.1 Laertes begs the priest to help the dead Ophelia
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Must there no more be done?
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5.1 Laertes describes Ophelia’s death as a tragedy
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From her fair and unpolluted flesh may violets spring
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5.1 Gertrude’s comment at Ophelia’s funeral
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I thought thy bride-bed to have deck’d, sweet maid, And not have strew’d thy grave
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5.1 The Gravedigger comments on Ophelia suicide
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How can that be, unless she drowned herself in her own defence?
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5.1 The Second Man on Ophelia’s high birth ensured her funeral occurred
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If this had not been a gentlewoman she should have been buried out o’Christian burial
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5.1 Hamlet comments on The Gravedigger’s singing
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‘A sings in gravemaking
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5.1 The Gravedigger jokes that the English are mad
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There the men are as mad as he
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5.2 Hamlet discusses the inevitability of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s death
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‘Tis dangerous when the baser nature comes between… mighty opposites
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5.2 Claudius throws a pearl in a cup to try to poison Hamlet
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In this cup a union shall he throw
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5.2 Claudius announces that Hamlet will win the duel
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Our son shall win
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5.2 Claudius tries to detract attention from a dying Gertrude
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She swoons to see them bleed
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5.2 The weather according to Osric
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It is very hot
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5.2 Hamlet on his waring nature and inability to relax
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Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting that would not let me sleep
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5.2 Hamlet kills Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with a faked letter
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He should the bearers put to sudden death
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5.2 Hamlet uses his father’s seal
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I had my father’s signet in my purse
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5.2 Hamlet justifies the killing of Claudius as ridding the world of a great evil
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Is ‘t not to be damned to let this canker of our nature come in further evil?
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5.2 Hamlet states that the duel is not serious
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I will gain nothing but my shame and the odd hit
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5.2 Hamlet on the inevitability of death (sparrow quote)
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There is a special provenance in the fall of a sparrow
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5.2 Hamlet begs Laertes forgiveness
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Give me your pardon
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5.2 Hamlet makes reference to the foils
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These foils have all a length
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5.2 Hamlet forces Claudius to drink poison
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Drink of this poison
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5.2 Hamlet supports Fortinbras in death
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On Fortinbras: he has my dying voice
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5.2 Hamlet, in his last line, is at peace
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The rest is silence
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5.2 Fortinbras ‘organise’ Hamlet’s funeral
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Bear Hamlet like a soldier
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5.2 Gertrude drinks the poison
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I will, my Lord. I pray you pardon me
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5.2 Laertes on the ironic nature of his death
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As a woodcock to my own spring
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5.2 Laertes exposes Claudius
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the King, the King’s to blame
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5.2 Laertes, dying, asks Hamlet for forgiveness
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Exchange forgiveness with me noble Hamlet
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5.2 Horatio’s statement as he tries to commit suicide
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I am more an antique Roman than a Dane