hamlet ac4 sc5

what is gertrudes first reaction when asked to see ophelia -i dont want to speak w/ her Why does Gertrude refuse to speak to or comfort Ophelia? One possibility is that she feels somewhat responsible and guilty for Ophelia’s madness, since it was her actions which drove Hamlet into a frenzy of hounding Ophelia and then murdering her father.————1.on’s treatment of Ophelia played a part in the girl’s downfall merely embarrasses the Queen.2.as a woman of unusual strength, Gertrude despises the weak. Gertrude reveals a clue to her avoiding Ophelia when she says, “So full of artless jealousy is guilt, / It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.” [gertrude is not moved by any matrenal thoughts to ophelia]
Spurns enviously at straws, speaks things in doubtThat carry but half sense. gentlemand to gertrude and gets angry over tiny matters, and talks nonsense.————-The Gentleman reports that although Ophelia’s speech is nonsensical (“nothing”), its “unshaped” strangeness and her expressive “winks, and nods, and gestures” lead her hearers to try to find “thought” and meaning in it. He suggests that they’re only projecting their own ideas onto her babbling (“botch[ing] the words up fit to their own thoughts”), and that while it might contain some sense, nothing’s certain about it except that it expresses deep unhappiness.
what did ___ say to convince gertrude to see opehelia -horatio ‘Twere good she were spoken with, for she may strewDangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds.————It’s a good idea to speak to her, since she might lead those with evil intentions to dangerous conclusions.———————-Ophelia thus far has been used as a pawn, a liaison for Claudius and Polonius, and the target of Hamlet’s badgering. Now that she’s gone mad, she’s finally “spoken with”-largely in order to stifle gossip.
They aim at it,And botch the words up fit to their own thoughts,Which, as her winks and nods and gestures yield them, gentleman to gertrude Her words don’t mean anything, but her babbling causes her listeners to draw conclusions. They hear what they want to hear. Her winks and nods and gestures do suggest that she means to convey a message, and not a happy one.
To my sick soul (as sin’s true nature is)Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.So full of artless jealousy is guilt,It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. gertrude to self(to herself) To my sick soul (since sin is always a sickness), every detail looks like an omen of disaster to come. Guilt makes you so full of stupid suspicions that you give yourself away because you’re trying so hard not to.———-Shakespeare shows how foul deeds punish their own doers with guilt. Claudius and Gertrude arguably need no revenge taken upon them, since each of them is already tormented by the knowledge of their sins.
why does opehlia ask where the queen of denmark is even though she is right in front her —Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark? -ophelia is delirious and doesnt see her -after marrying brother, hasn’t been a loyal or ‘majesty of demark’
why does ophelia go crazy and sing street songs Because she’s crazy (probably). One common interpretation is that she’s confessing that she had sex with Hamlet, and another is that with her overprotective family dead, she’s delirious with the sexual opportunities that have just opened up. The important thing is that it’s very INAPPROPRIATE, which shows she’s not in her right mind.
How should I your true love know From another one? By his cockle hat and staff, And his sandal shoon. ophelia singing to gertrude However, since this, like most of Ophelia’s “mad” songs and chatter, seems obliquely related to Hamlet, the undertone may be a question as to how to tell a true (sincere, faithful) love from one who is just playing you for a fool.
They say the owl was a baker’s daughter. Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. opehelia to claudius They say the baker’s daughter was turned into an owl for refusing Jesus’ bread. My lord, we know what we are now, but not what we may become. May God be at your table.
let’s have no words of this, but when they ask you what it means, say you this: ophelia to cladius–when shes trying to change the topic from fatherbut sings a song that is supposdly connected to hamlet-song is about a virign on valentines day who was no longer a virign at the end [note: sex before marriage is a sin that would be viewed down by polonius] -when claudius interrupts in the middle, ophelia says: Indeed, without an oath I’ll make an end on ‘t: —-Hang on, I’ll end it soon, I promise: [like someone ending a relationship not bound by marirage vows]—suggest hamlet had sex w/ ophelia before he went mad
When sorrows come, they come not single spiesBut in battalions claudius to gertrude after ophelia’s madness Oh, Gertrude, Gertrude, when bad things happen, they don’t come one at a time, like enemy spies, but all at once like an army. First her father was killed, then your son was taken away—because of his own violent actions.
t/f polonius regrets hastily burying polonius tThe people muddied,Thick, and unwholesome in their thoughts and whispersFor good Polonius’ death, and we have done but greenlyIn hugger-mugger to inter him. ———————The people are confused and spreading nasty rumors about Polonius’s death, and I was a fool to bury him in a hurry, without a proper state funeral.
t/f claudius feels more sorrow for ophelia than gertrude tPoor OpheliaDivided from herself and her fair judgment,Without the which we are pictures, or mere beasts.————Poor Ophelia has been robbed of her sanity, without which we’re just pictures, or animals.
Thick, and unwholesome in their thoughts and whispersFor good Polonius’ death, and we have done but greenlyIn hugger-mugger to inter him. claudius to gertrude The people are confused and spreading nasty rumors about Polonius’s death, and I was a fool to bury him in a hurry, without a proper state funeral.
Feeds on his wonder, keeps himself in clouds,And wants not buzzers to infect his ear claudius to gertrude and is surrounded by gossip-mongers, who fill his ears with wicked stories about his father’s death.
The ocean, overpeering of his list,Eats not the flats with more impiteous haste messegner to gertrude+claudiusThe young Laertes, like the ocean when it floods the shore and devours the lowlands, is leading a rebellion against your government.
Antiquity forgot, custom not known,The ratifiers and props of every word meessegner to king+queenIt’s as if they were starting the world from scratch right now, throwing out the traditions and ancient customs that are the support of every word we utter.
How cheerfully on the false trail they cry. gertrude to meesenger and claudius They sound so cheerful as they hunt down the wrong prey! Oh, you’re on the wrong track, you disloyal Danish dogs!
There’s such divinity doth hedge a kingThat treason can but peep to what it would,Acts little of his will. claudius to gertrude and laertes God protects the king, so traitors can’t hurt him.
Vows, to the blackest devil!Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit!I dare damnation. laertes to claudius Vows can go to hell! Conscience, too! I don’t care if I’m damned.
My will, not all the world.And for my means, I’ll husband them so well,They shall go far with little. LAERTES to claudius Only my free will—nothing else. What little means I have, I’ll use against you.LAERTESBy my will, not even the whole world. As for my resources, I’ll budget them so carefully that a little will go a long way.
That, swoopstake, you will draw both friend and foe,Winner and loser? claudius to laertes are you determined to hurt your father’s friends and enemies alike?
And, like the kind life-rendering pelican,Repast them with my blood. laertes to claudius and like a mother PELICANPelicans were believed to feed their young with their own blood.pelican with her brood, I’ll even give my life for them.talking about welcome polonius’ friends
It shall as level to your judgment pierceAs day does to your eye. claudius to laertes I’ll prove to you as clearly as daylight that I’m innocent of your father’s death, and am struck with grief over it.
O heat, dry up my brains! Tears seven times salt,Burn out the sense and virtue of mine eye!By heaven, thy madness shall be paid by weight,Till our scale turn the beam. laertes after seeing ophelia Oh, heat, dry up my brains! Salty tears, burn my eyes! By heaven, I’ll get revenge for your madness!
Nature is fine in love, and where ’tis fine,It sends some precious instance of itselfAfter the thing it loves. laertes after seeing ophelia Human nature is refined and thoughtful—person graciously gives a valuable part of herself away to her beloved, as Ophelia has sent off her sanity to her dead father.
Hadst thou thy wits, and didst persuade revenge,It could not move thus. laertes to ophelia If you were sane and could urge me to take revenge, you couldn’t be more persuasive than you are now.
And you, Call him a- down-a—Oh, how the wheel becomes it! It is the false steward that stole his master’s daughter. ophelia to latertes You’re supposed to sing, “A down a-down,” and you, “Call him a-down-a.” Oh, how it turns around like a wheel! Like the worker who stole his boss’s daughter.
name the flowers ophelia gives -rosemary — for remembering -pansies — for thoughts -fennel -adultery-columbines -adultery -rues – repentence -daisy – unhappy love – wants to give violets- faithful flowers but all dried when father died
Thought and affliction, passion, hell itself,She turns to favor and to prettiness. laertes to ophelia and k+q Sadness and torment, suffering, hell itself—she makes them almost pretty.
But if not,Be you content to lend your patience to us,And we shall jointly labor with your soulTo give it due content. claudius to laertes But if they find me innocent, then be patient and I’ll work to satisfy to the fullest extent your deepest need for revenge.
what ways does laertes say his father died -secret funera;-no funeral rites/military display-no noble rites/formal cermony ———suspcious of the way he died
They have dealt with me like thieves of mercy, but they knew what they did; I am to do a good turn for them. hamlets letter to horatio They’ve treated me quite mercifully for thieves, but they knew what they were doing. They want me to do a favor for them.
And do ‘t the speedier, that you may direct me To him from whom you brought them. horatio to sailors I’ll show you where to deliver these letters as quickly as possible, so that you can take me to the man who sent them.
Now must your conscience my acquaintance seal,And you must put me in your heart for friend, claudius to laertes Now you’ve got to acknowledge my innocence and believe I’m your friend, since you’ve heard and understood that the man who killed your father was trying to kill me.
But tell meWhy you proceeded not against these feats,So criminal and so capital in nature, laertes to claudius But tell me why you didn’t take immediate action against his criminal acts, when your own safety and everything else would seem to call for it.
what are clauidus two reasons when repsonding to laertes who questions why he didnt take revenge on hamlet wanting to kill him 1. mother, queen who he loves dearly and cant live aprt from [shes happy whenhes happy]2. public loves ham and would cause revolt – shows claudius self-serving evil
Which may to you perhaps seem much unsinewed,But yet to me they are strong. claudius to laertes or two main reasons which may seem weak to you, but strong to me.
That, as the star moves not but in his sphere,I could not but by her. claudius to laertes that I can’t live apart from her, any more than a planet can leave its orbit.
Would, like the spring that turneth wood to stone,Convert his gyves to graces claudius to laertes Like magic, they convert them into virtues,talking about hamlet as one of two reasons not to kill ham when laertes finds out ham wanted to kill claudius
so that my arrows,Too slightly timbered for so loud a wind,Would have reverted to my bow again,And not where I had aimed them. claudius to laertes Like magic, they convert them into virtues, so whatever I said against him would end up hurting me, not him.——–Though he claims to be afraid of a public court because of Hamlet’s great popularity among the unthinking masses, Claudius must know that if taken to court Hamlet would call out his own crime. The “loud wind” that would return the arrow of justice against Claudius is not blind public preference, but the hidden truth.
Whose worth, if praises may go back again,Stood challenger on mount of all the ageFor her perfections. laertes to claudius my sister who once was (if I can praise her for what she once was, not what she is now) the most perfect girl who ever lived. But I’ll get my revenge.
ou must not thinkThat we are made of stuff so flat and dullThat we can let our beard be shook with dangerAnd think it pastime. claudius to laertes You must not think that I’m so lazy and dull that I can be severely threatened and think it’s just a game. You’ll hear more about my plans soon enough. I loved your father, and I love myself,
You shall know I am set naked on your kingdom. Tomorrow shall I beg leave to see your kingly eyes, hamlets letter to claudius You know I’ve been set down naked, you might say, in your kingdom. Tomorrow I’ll beg permission to look into your kingly eyes, at which point I’ll tell you the story—ham mocking him w/ kingly eyes
why does shakespeare introduce a new messenger character called claudio?? claudius? ham’s msg is coming from inside king himself?
What should this mean? Are all the rest come back? Or is it some abuse, and no such thing? claudius to laertes What does this mean? Has everyone else come back too? Or is it all a lie—and no one has yet returned?———coudlbe referring to all the dead b/c ham was supposed ot be killed
what does the ps in claudius letter say ps. alone
t/f we see gertrudes letter f
It warms the very sickness in my heartThat I shall live and tell him to his teeth,”Thus diddest thou.” laertes to claudisu But let him come. It warms my weary heart to think I’ll get the chance to look him in the eye and say, “You did this.”
how does claudius show authority over laertes when laertes first charges in through the doors- speak to mewill you let me lead the plan w/ hamlet meeting him tell him to go to room until plot happens and he can kill ham—-unlike hamlet who does not follow orders
I will work himTo an exploit, now ripe in my devise, claudius to laertesabout hamlet then I’ll trick him into an undertaking, which I’m working out now, that’s sure to kill him.
And for his death no wind of blame shall breathe, claudius to laertes When he dies, no one will be blamed,
The rather if you could devise it soThat I might be the organ. laertes to cluaidus My lord, I’ll let you make the decision. I only ask to be in on your plans, the agent of his death.
Your sum of partsDid not together pluck such envy from himAs did that one, and that, in my regard,Of the unworthiest siege. claudius to laertes All your talents and gifts didn’t arouse as much envy from him as this one quality did, though to me it’s far from your best attribute.———–claudius is just kissing up to laertes to get him to agree since there is no evidence in the play that people talk bout laertes’ swordsmanship
A very ribbon in the cap of youth,Yet needful too, for youth no less becomesThe light and careless livery that it wears claudisu to laertes A trivial little ribbon on the cap of youth—yet an important one, too, since casual clothes suit young people ………..as much as serious business suits and overcoats suit the middle-aged.
He grew unto his seat,And to such wondrous doing brought his horseAs he had been encorpsed and demi-naturedWith the brave beast claudisu to laertes t was as if he were part of the horse, so skillful that even having seen him, I can hardly conceive of the tricks he did.
He is the brooch indeedAnd gem of all the nation. laertes to clauidus about horseback rider lamond He’s his homeland’s jewel.
That he cried out ‘twould be a sight indeedIf one could match you. The ‘scrimers of their nation,He swore, had had neither motion, guard, nor eye,If you opposed them. claudius to laertes he exclaimed it would be a miracle if someone could match you. French fencers wouldn’t be good enough for you, he said, since they don’t have the right moves or skills.
That he could nothing do but wish and begYour sudden coming o’er, to play with him.Now, out of this— claudius to laertes Hamlet was so jealous when he heard Lamond’s report that he talked about nothing else but having you come over and play against him. Now, the point is …
what does laertes interrupting the kings story about lamond saying good things about laertes’ fencing mean -excited and impatient -on even playing field and same power
Time qualifies the spark and fire of it.There lives within the very flame of loveA kind of wick or snuff that will abate it.And nothing is at a like goodness still.For goodness, growing to a pleurisy,Dies in his own too-much. claudius to laertes as the days go by, time dampens the flame of love. The fire of love always burns itself out, and nothing stays the way it began. Even a good thing can grow too big and die from its own excess.Not that I suspect you didn’t love your father, but I’ve seen it happen that, as the days go by, time dampens the flame of love.———–CLAUDIUSNot that I think you did not love your fatherBut that I know love is begun by time,
And hath abatements and delays as manyAs there are tongues, are hands, are accidents.And then this “should” is like a spendthrift sighThat hurts by easing. claudius to laertes And then all our “woulds” and “shoulds” are nothing but hot air. But back to my point:–we should do what we intend to do now
why does claudius ask laertes if he vlaues his father -Claudius is asking so that he can manipulate Laertes’s loyalty, anger, and grief as a faithful son. From the start of the play, Claudius’ speeches have this same sort of paternal wisdom, always employed-as it is here-to serve his own ends.
what is the significaince of killing ham in church -that what ham didnt want ot do
And set a double varnish on the fameThe Frenchman gave you, bring you in fine togetherAnd wager on your heads. claudius to laertes I’ll have people praise your excellence and put a double coat on the fame the Frenchman gave you. In short, we’ll get you together and place bets on you.
He, being remiss,Most generous and free from all contriving,Will not peruse the foils claudius to laertes Hamlet’s so careless, high-minded, and unsuspecting that he won’t examine the swords beforehand, so you can easily choose one with a sharpened point and in one thrust avenge the death of your father.
Where it draws blood no cataplasm so rare,Collected from all simples that have virtueUnder the moon, can save the thing from deathThat is but scratched withal. laertes to claudius From a quack doctor I bought some oil so poisonous that if you dip a knife in it, no medicine in the world can save the person who’s scratched by it.
Weigh what convenience both of time and meansMay fit us to our shape. claudius to laertes consider what time and what method will be most appropriate.
what is the backup plan for kiling ham We’ll make a solemn wager on your cunnings.—I ha ‘t! When in your motion you are hot and dry,As make your bouts more violent to that end,And that he calls for drink, I’ll have prepared himA chalice for the nonce, whereon but sipping,If he by chance escape your venomed stuck,Our purpose may hold there.———————–Hold on, let me see…[first] we’ll make a solemn bet on your fighting skills…I’ve got it: when you’re hot and thirsty from fighting-and make your bouts more violent for that purpose-and Hamlet calls for drink, I’ll have a cup [of poisoned wine] prepared for the occasion. If he’s escaped your poisoned sword, sipping from that cup will serve our purpose.
There is a willow grows aslant a brookThat shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. gertrude to laertes + claudius There’s a willow that leans over the brook, dangling its white leaves over the glassy water.
But long it could not beTill that her garments, heavy with their drink,Pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay gertrude to laertest + claudius But it was only a matter of time before her clothes, heavy with the water they absorbed, pulled the poor thing out of her song, down into the mud at the bottom of the brook.
what flower does opheali die w/ phallic or dead men’s fingers
Nature her custom holds,Let shame say what it will. laertes to k+Q We do what’s in our nature, even if we’re ashamed of it.—cyring is seen as womanly Nature her custom holds,Let shame say what it will. When these are gone,The woman will be out.—Adieu, my lord.I have a speech of fire that fain would blaze,But that this folly doubts it.————– We do what’s in our nature, even if we’re ashamed of it. After I stop crying I’ll be through acting like a woman. Good-bye, my lord. I have some fiery words I could speak now, but my foolish tears are drowning them out.
I have a speech of fire that fain would blaze,But that this folly doubts it. laertes to k+Q I have some fiery words I could speak now, but my foolish tears are drowning them out.after hearing abotu ophelia drowned

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