Hamlet Act 1 Quote Analysis

WHO IS HAVING THE CONVERSATION”That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound 90In filial obligation for some termTo do obsequious sorrow: but to perseverIn obstinate condolement is a courseOf impious stubbornness; ’tis unmanly grief;It shows a will most incorrect to heaven,A heart unfortified, a mind impatient,An understanding simple and unschool’d” KING CLAUDIUS TO HAMLET
WHEN DOES IT HAPPENThat father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound 90In filial obligation for some termTo do obsequious sorrow: but to perseverIn obstinate condolement is a courseOf impious stubbornness; ’tis unmanly grief;It shows a will most incorrect to heaven,A heart unfortified, a mind impatient,An understanding simple and unschool’d: WHEN CLAUDIUS CONFRONT HAMLET ON HIS MOURNING OF OLD KING HAMLET
SUMMARIZE THE MEANINGThat father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound 90In filial obligation for some termTo do obsequious sorrow: but to perseverIn obstinate condolement is a courseOf impious stubbornness; ’tis unmanly grief;It shows a will most incorrect to heaven,A heart unfortified, a mind impatient,An understanding simple and unschool’d: CLAUDIUS THINKS ITS KIND OF HAMLET TO MOURN HIS FATHER, BUT HE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT DEATH IS A PART OF LIFE AND DRAGGING IT ON THIS LONG IS WOMAN-LIKE
SIGNIFICANCE TO THE PLAYThat father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound 90In filial obligation for some termTo do obsequious sorrow: but to perseverIn obstinate condolement is a courseOf impious stubbornness; ’tis unmanly grief;It shows a will most incorrect to heaven,A heart unfortified, a mind impatient,An understanding simple and unschool’d: THIS SHOWS HOW LITTLE KING CLAUDIUS CARED ABOUT OLD KING HAMLET BUT HE STILL WANTS TO BE A FATHER FIGURE FOR HAMLET
WHO IS HAVING THE CONVERSATIONO, that this too too solid flesh would meltThaw and resolve itself into a dew! 130Or that the Everlasting had not fix’dHis canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable,Seem to me all the uses of this world! HAMLET TO THE AUDIENCE
WHEN IT HAPPENEDO, that this too too solid flesh would meltThaw and resolve itself into a dew! 130Or that the Everlasting had not fix’dHis canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable,Seem to me all the uses of this world! AFTER HAMLET IS GIVEN THE CHOICE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL OR BE HAPPY
WHO IS HAVING THE CONVERSATION

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