Hamlet Act 2 and 3

This is the very ecstasy of love PoloniusLove sick, true love and sincere and me keeping them apart has made him crazy, wants to tell the king that this is what mad him nuts
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief Polonius said to queen and kingwit is intelligence, it’s smart to be smart and brief, polonius is being hypocritical because he is taking a while to say why hamlet is acting crazy
More matter with less art Gertrude to poloniusjust say it, get on with it, just say what we need don’t add unnecessary details
You are a fishmonger Hamlet to polonius A person who sells fish and known as being loud annoying and smelly, also refers to a pimp someone who sells flesh because hamlet knows he uses his daughter to get what he wants, uses Ophelia as a pawn
Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t Said by. PoloniusSome of what he is saying makes sense even though he’s acting nuts
You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will not more willingly part withal- except my life, except my life, except my life Hamlet to poloniusHamlet doesn’t really care about his life, polonius says “I will take my leave of you” and hamlet responds by saying go ahead there’s nothing more Id more want to part with except my life, so basically it’s a suicidal thought
In the secret parts of Fortune? Oh most true, she is a strumpet. What news? Hamlet to R and GWhen fortune goes your way she’s a lady but when it doesn’t she’s a *****
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god: the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals- and yet, to me, what is the quintessence of dust? Said by hamlet to R and Gmeaning he knows humans are amazing and created in Gods image but all he sees is that one day we will all be dead, made of dustI get that man and human are the top of all and amazing thing to learn and to know and even though I get this, what are humans but dust and we’ll be dead one day, it was a genesis connection
“I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw. Hamlet to R and G saying he is not always mad but only sometimes, hinting at that he is faking his madness
O, Jephthah, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst thou! Said by hamlet to polonius a biblical allusion to a man who sacrificed his daughter, a foreshadowing to his treatment of Ophelia
Use every man after his desert, and who shall scape whipping? Use them after your own honour and dignity: the less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty Hamlet to polonius saying that it’s in your best interest to treat them well, shows better on your character to treat people better than they deserve
The play’s the thing Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King. Hamlet in his soliloquy saying that be having the players perform a play in which a king is murdered or brother kills his brother to see if Claudius gets uncomfortable or anything
O, what a rogue and peasant slave I am! Said by hamletUpset because how can this player be in tears over Hecuba even though it means nothing to him and he has a real reason to be upset and he cannot do anything about it, mad at his lack of action, thinks he isntbrave enough to act
That your good beauties be the happy cause Of Hamlet’s wildness; so shall I hope your virtues Will bring him to his wanted way again Gertrude to OpheliaSaying she hopes the lack of Ophelia’s love is the reason for Hmalets madness because that would be an easy fix
How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience! The harlot’s cheek, beauties with plast’ring art, Is not more ugly to the thing that helps it Than is my deed to my most painted word. O heavy burden! Claudius to himselfI feel guilty a heavy burden, starting to feel guilty, knows there will be repercussions for his actions
To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there’s the rub: For im that sleep or death what dreams may come HamletIt’s not dying that he is afraid of but its the what comes after death that scares him because no one knows,
O, help him, you sweet heavens!Heavenly powers, restore him! Ophelia Blames herself for hamlets madness, feels bad for him, wishes he was back to how he was before
God hath given you one face and you make yourselves another. Hamlet to Ophelia. Offense to women about wearing makeup and changing their faces to decieve men
I’ll no more on’t, it hath made me mad. I say we will have no more marriages. Those that are married already, all but one, shall live; the rest shall keep as they are Hamlet to OpheliaI’ve had enough, no more marriages and all of them but Gertrude and Claudius can stay married but after that no more marriages
O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown OpheliaHamlet use to be so great but now he has gone mad
And I, of ladies most detect and wretched OpheliaBlaming herself for hamlets madness
Madness in great ones must not unwatched go Claudius Someone who is destined for greatness will fall harder and farther
Person 1: ‘Tis brief, my lord.Person 2:As woman’s love Ophelia and then hamletHamlet was complaining about the prologue being too long then Ophelia says no it’s rather short and he says like womans love to offend both Ophelia for dumping him and Gertrude for remarrying so soon
A second time I kill my husband dead, when second husband kisses me in bed Player QueenShe thinks that by remarrying it would just kill her husband again from the betrayal
Nor earth to me give food, nor heaven light, Sport and repose lock from me day and mightIf once a widow ever I be a wife Player queenShe would rather starve, be thirsty, not sleep than remarry,Once a wife if her husband ever died then she would never remarry
The lady doth protest too much, methinks Gertrude She thinks the player is overdoing it, being too dramatic
It is as easy as lying. govern these ventages with your fingers and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music. Look you, these are the stops…You would play upon me, you would seem to know my stops, you would pluck out the heart of my mystery Hamlet to R and G Hamlet is telling G to play a pipe the. He says he can’t play it, then hamlet says that playing a pipe is easy and that G plays with hamlet and tries to decieve him
Let me be cruel, not unnatural. I will speak daggers to her, but use none HamletHe is planning to use figurative language to attack his mother instead of actual daggers, telling himself to be harsh but not apologize because she is his mom but she is wrong in what she did
It hath the primal eldest cure upon’tThat cannot be, since I am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murderMay one be pardoned and retain th’ offense King Claudius Connection to Cain and the murder of a brother like Claudius Wants forgiveness but doesn’t want to give up being King and being married to Gertrude
And am I then revenged, to take him in the purging of his soul, when he is fit and seasoned for passage? HamletIf I kill Claudius while he is in a state of grace he will go into heaven, and then I’m not really avenging King hamlet because he wasn’t in a state of grace
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go King ClaudiusSays his prayer isn’t meaningful, feeling guilt but not remorse
Thou turn’st my eyes into my very soul, And there I see such black and grained spots, as will not leave their tinct Queen Gertrude Telling hamlet that he is making her reflect and look at her life and she doesn’t like what she sees, she feels guilty and realizes how wrong she is for remarrying and whatnot
In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed, stewed in corruption, honeying and making love over the nasty sty! HamletYelling at Gertrude for having sex with Claudius in his fathers bed, telling her how sinful she is
These words like daggers enter in my ears GertrudeTalking to Hamlet and saying that his words pierce her like daggers would.
What have I done, that thou dar’st wag thy tongue in noise so rude against me? Queen Gertrude Questioning hamlet about what she did to deserve hamlets verbal attack
I must be cruel only to be kind, worse remains behind HamletWorse is yet to come. I have to do the right thing, but the right thing is really bad.
But I am pigeon-liver’d and lack gall To make oppression bitter Hamlet continues to denigrate himself for not taking his revenge against the king sooner, comparing himself to the pigeon (dove) who is incapable of resenting wrongs.

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