HAMLET Act 1, Scene 4 KEY QUOTES

How does Hamlet portray the noble of Denmark as void of delicacy and thus beyond salvation from corruption. Describes them as “swinish” and corrupt.
Which quote suggests Claudius’s corruption through wealth and materialism? (also gives a link to a disease or parasite). “…as he drains his draughts of Rhenish down…”
Which quote demonstrates Claudius’s attempts to escape from reality (with noise) and his own personal corruption? “flourish of trumpets and two pieces”
How does Hamlet link the corruption of Denmark to disease or decay? “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
How does Horatio foreshadow Hamlet’s death and this causing the downfall of others? “What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord?”
Which quote demonstrates the primary conflict both within the scene and within Hamlet’s character as a whole? “Be thou a spirit of health or Goblin damned.”
How does Hamlet again show his lack of valuing his own life, possibly suggesting instability? “I do not set my life at a pin’s fee…”

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