Act 1 Hamlet

Who says, ” I shall obey” ? Ophelia when her father forbids her from speaking to Hamlet ever again.
What does “in complete steel” mean? the person is in full battle armour
“A pin’s fee” refers to what? Hamlet was referring to how much is life was worth, a pin isn’t worth very much
” The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” Claudius killed hamlet’s father
” Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, with juice of cursed hebona in a vial, and in the pouches of my ear did pour the leprouse distilment” when I am suppose to be safe in my orchard, Claudius snuck up on the king with a vial of poison acid and poured it in the king’s ear since it would burn the skin
” sent to my account with all my imperfections on my head” the king didn’t receive his last rights
” Taint no thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive against thy mother. Leave her to heaven and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge and sting her.” Don’t let your brain get messed up and don’t hurt your mother, but kill Claudius, as told to Hamlet by the ghost
” and thy commandment all alone shall live within the book and volume of my brain, unmixed with baser matter.” Hamlet says that he will forget all other things and concentrate on killing Claudius
“Meet it is I set it down that one may smile and smile and still be a villain” It is appropriate to say that people can be two faced
“There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy” there are things we still can not explain with science in the world
“As I perchance hereafter shall think it meet to put an Arctic disposition on” not only will you be quiet about all this, i will pretend to be crazy and not give any hint of what is going on, as said by hamlet to Horatio and the other guard.
” The time is out of joint, o cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right” everything is messed up. why was i cursed to revenge my father.
” Neither a borrower nor a lender, for loan often loses both itself and friend.” Polonius said this to remind laertes to not lend money to friends or you will lose both your money and the friendship
“Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel.” hold on to your loyal friends
“give thy thoughts no tongue, nor any unproportioned thought his act.” think before you speak
“Give every man thy ear, few thy voice.” Be a good listener
What is the significance of line 18? Hamlet says in this line that the custom should be broke as it makes Denmark seem as drunkards.
Which university did Hamlet and Laertes attend? Wittenburg
What does hamlet mean when he says ” I am too much in the sun” He doesn’t like to be thought of as Claudius’ son
What is a soliloquy? character says thoughts and feelings aloud

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