Hamlet 2

“O Hamlet, speak no more! Then turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, And there I see such black and grained spots As will not leave their tinct.” Queen Gertrude: She’s hurt by what Hamlet is saying, and she sees things in her soul that she fees guilty about, but we don’t know exactly what those black and grained spots are from.
“This visitation Is but to what thy almost blunted purpose. But look, amazement on thy mother sits. O, steep between her and her fighting soul! Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works!” Ghost: The Ghost appears in the middle of the conversation between Hamlet and Gertrude and gets him to step yelling at Gertrude. He also asks why he hasn’t killed Claudius yet. That this conversation with his mother is just stalling his mission.
“Rightly, to be great Is not the stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honor’s at the stake…” Hamlet: He thinks he’s worthless and needs to motivate himself.
“To my sick soul (as sin’s time nature is) Each toy seems prologue to some great amis So full of at less jealousy is guilt It spills itself in fearing to be split.” Queen Gertrude: solo
“That we would do, We should do when we would; for this “would” changes, And hath abatements and delays as many.” King Claudius to Laertes
“And for your part, Ophelia, I do wish that your good beauties be the happy cause of Hamlet’s wildness. So shall I hope your virtues will bring him to his wonted way again, to both your honors.” Queen Gertrude to Ophelia. From the Queens perspective, Ophelia and Hamlet would be a good match. Even though Polonius and Laertes say no.
“That show of such an excersize may color Your loneliness. We are oft to blame in this, Tis too much proved, that with devotions visage And pious action we do sugar o’er The devil himself.” Polonius to Ophelia
“How smart of lash that speech doth give my conscience! The Larlot’s cheek, beautiful with plasting arts, Is not more ugly to the thing that helps it that is my deed to my most painted word. I heavy burden!” Claudius to Polonius. He came the burden of killing Hamlets father (the ghost) He admits his guilt.
“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough. God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another. You jig, you amble, and you lisp; you nickname…” Hamlet to Ophelia. Speaking to all women, that women are fake, two faced, that they’re one way but also another…decietful and untrustworthy beings.
“O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown! The coutiers, soldiers, scholars, eye, tongue, sword, the expecting and rose of the fair state, the glass of fashion and the would of form…” Ophelia. Talking about Hamlet.
“There’s something in his soul. O’er which his melanchly sits on brood; And I doubt the hatch and the disclose will be some danger.” King Claudius–There’s something in Hamlet, in his soul, melancholy is nursing/sitting on something, his constant sadness is growing in him. He fears it will be dangerous. And for this reason he wants to send Hamlet to England.
“No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant linges of the knee where thrift may follow fauning.” Hamlet to Horatio. Why should the poor be flattered?
“Give me that man that is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him In my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of heart…” Hamlet in a conversation with Horatio.
“S’blood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.” Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Can’t go behind his back.
“Offenses guilded hand may shove by justice, And off tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law; but ’tis not so above.” King Claudius
“Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, osric, I am justly killed with mine own treachery.” Laertes
“You look pale and tremble at this chance, that are but mutes or audience to this act, Had I but time (as this sergeant, Death, Is strict in his arrest) Hamlet. Talking to the audience about his untimely death prevents him from telling the audience everything.
Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius after Claudius soliloquy? Why is he praying for forgiveness? If he kills Claudius while he is praying, he will end the king’s life at the moment when he was seeking forgiveness for his sins, sending Claudius’s soul to heaven. This is hardly an adequate revenge, Hamlet thinks, especially since Claudius, by killing Hamlet’s father before he had time to make his last confession, ensured that his brother would not go to heaven. Hamlet decides to wait, resolving to kill Claudius when the king is sinning—when he is either drunk, angry, or lustful.
How is Polonius death justified? I don’t think he should’ve deserved to die. It was a case of mistaken identity and he payed the price for snooping.
Why is Ophelia’s death a suicide? She felt like she had no other choice. And from the story of her drowning, it sounds like she could’ve saved herself yet she let herself drown.
How does Hamlet get off the ship to England? His ship is attacked by a pirate ship and he is able to escape.
Whose skull does Hamlet pick up and examine closely in Act 5 scene 1? The skull belonged to Yorick, King Hamlet’s jester. Hamlet knew him when he was a child.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s death? They were beheaded in England.
What is different about the ghost visitation this time? Gertrude can’t see the Ghost when he comes to see Hamlet to tell him to leave Gertrude unharmed.

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