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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
Marcellus-after the ghost takes Hamlet off to chat privately, M. senses something is wrong.
Thesis: King Hamlet's death is like an apple breaking off of a tree to the worm infested ground where it is bound to rot, and Marcellus picks up on it from the start.
Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't
Polonius- Hamlet knows that P. is spying on him, so he makes sarcastic and seemingly nonsensical remarks. Poloniusis saying that his answers are madness, but they seem to have something more buried all of the weird analogies.
Thesis:The play is riddled with madness, but all of the madness has some reason and method to it.
What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable; in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god: the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals
Hamlet-talking to Rozencrantz about how he is so depressed not even man and his intricacies can cheer him up.
Thesis: The play is full of people demonstrating how complicated and clever they are, but in this play they rarely put it to good use.
The play's the thing wherein i'll catch the conscience of the king
Hamlet- talking about the play he is hoping to guilt Claudius with his guiltage
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
Hamlet-telling rosencrantz that he thinks Denmark is a prison, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Nothing is intrinsically bad, but people make it that way.
To be, or not to be, that is the question
Hamlet musing on death and suicide. He essentially says that he would kill himself right there and maybe dream if it weren't for christianity telling him he would go to hell if he did that. This makes Hamlet more crazy, as he wouldn't mind dying if someone else killed him
Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest
Horatio-parting words to hamlet as he dies. He says that hamlet will go to heaven.
Here, thou incestuous, (murd'rous) damnéd Dane, drink off this potion. Is (thy union) here? Follow my mother.
Hamlet as he forces Claudius to drink the poison. telling him to do the same as his mother, who is dead as well.
What is a man if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feast.
Hamlet- After meeting up with Fortinbras, who is killing people over an admittedly worthless-other-than-the-name piece of land, puts Hamlet into a contemplative mood. He is realizing that he is like an animal in his inaction and procrastination killing Claudius.
O cursed spite that ever i was born to set it right
Hamlet- a little uneasy about the idea of murder, he'd rather just live like an animal, not murdering. but now that he is born to set it right, he must.
The present death of Hamlet. Do it, England, for like the heretic in my blood it rages, and thou must cure me. till tis done, woee'er my haps, my joys (were ne'er begun)
Claudius- asking england to kill his nephew for him. IRONIC
O, my offense is rank, and it smells to heaven
Claudius in the chapel, reflecting on his actions.
Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder
Ghost- giving hamlet a key charge- kill Claudius.