Hamlet Act 4 and 5

Said by: KingSaid to: QueenContext: Hamlet just killed Polonius and king is pissed, scared “But so much was our love, we would not understand what was most fit, but, like the owner of a foul disease, to keep it from divulging, let it feed even on the pith of life”
Said by: KingSaid to: no oneContext: King wants to send Hamlet away to be killed but knows it must happen in the right way, at right time for it to not cause an uproar since he’s so beloved “Disease desperate grown by desperate appliance are relieved or not at all”
Said by: KingSaid to: no oneContext: He can’t have Hamlet killed in Denmark since he’s so popular with the people “He’s loved of the distracted multitude, who like not in their judgement, but their eyes”
Said by: HamletSaid to: CaptainContext: men are willingly to fight and die for worthless land, and he can’t even avenge his father’s murder “Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats will not debate the question of this straw. This is th’ impostume of much wealth and peace, that inward breaks and shows no cause without why man dies”
Said by: HoratioSaid to: QueenContext: Good thing Queen said something to Ophelia bc she has gone crazy and people might take some of the stuff she is saying seriously “Twere good she were spoken with, for she may strew dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds”
Said by: QueenSaid to: no one, asideContext: Ophelia is going crazy, world is tipping upside down, etc. “To my sick soul each toy seems prologue to some great amiss. So full of artless jealousy is guilt, it spills itself in fearing to be spilt”
Said by: KingSaid to: no oneContext: so many people are dead, so much tragedy rn “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions”
Said by: KingSaid to: no oneContext: Without our judgement, like Ophelia, we become animals without reason “Divided from herself and her fair judgement, without the which we are pictures or mere beasts”
Said by: KingSaid to: LaertesContext: King is saying a king is so good that treason is unthinkable even tho King killed his bro to get there lmao “There’s such divinity doth hedge a king that treason can but peep to what it would, acts little of his will”
Said by: KingSaid to: LaertesContext: King and Laertes are plotting Hamlet’s murder to avenge Polonius’ death but will do it in such a way so that it could be an accident “But even his mother shall uncharge the practice and call it accident”
Said by: KingSaid to: LaertesContext: love fades– if that is your reason for killing Hamlet it won’t be enough “Time qualifies the spark and fire of it”
Said by: KingSaid to: LaertesContext: He is just trying to make sure that Laertes is actually committed to killing, and if so, he should do it now while he has the courage “That we would do we should do when we would; for this “would changes”
Said by: KingSaid to: LaertesContext: He is encouraging Laertes murdering Hamlet, making sure he will follow through with it “Revenge should have no bounds”
Said by: KingSaid to: LaertesContext: Hamlet is too nice to do what needs to be done (killing the King) and the King knows it “He, being remiss, most generous, and free from all contriving”
Said by: HamletSaid to: HoratioContext: Hamlet is facing his mortality, understanding the very dust humans return to at the end bc of the gravedigger “To what base uses we may return, Horatio!”
Said by: HamletSaid to: LaertesContext: Hamlet recognizes himself again, his title, his responsibility “This is I, Hamlet the Dane”
Said by: HamletSaid to: QueenContext: what will be, will be “Let Hercules himself do what he may, the cat will mew, and the dog will have his day”
Said by: HamletSaid to: HoratioContext: Fate determines our demise but something called Hamlet to interfere “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will”
Said by: HamletSaid to: HoratioContext: They are talking about the duel with Laertes “thou wouldst not think how ill all’s here about my heart. But it is no matter”
Said by: HamletSaid to: HoratioContext: Death is coming whenever and a person just has to be ready for it. Hamlet has come to terms with his mortality “There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, tis yet to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all”
Said by: HamletSaid to: LaertesContext: They are character foils so this is funny “I’ll be your foil Laertes”
Said by: LaertesSaid to: no one, asideContext: He is about to kill Hamlet, and he is having some morality issues “and yet it is almost against my conscience”
Said by: LaertesSaid to: no one, HamletContext: Laertes is killed by poisoned sword by Hamlet, a juste finish for him “I am justly killed with mine own treachery”
Said by: HamletSaid to: no oneContext: he is dying, it is the last thing he says since he will never speak again since he’s dead “the rest is silence”
Said by: HoratioSaid to: HamletContext: Hamlet is dying/ dead, and Horatio is sending him off, giving audience closure “Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest”
Said by: QueenSaid to: KingContext: She is explaining how, what overcame Hamlet when he killed Polonius “Mad as the sea and the wind, when both contend which is the mightier”
Said by: KingSaid to: GuildensternContext: King wants Guild to find Hamlet bc of this so he has to fill him in on whats up “Hamlet in his madness has Polonius slain”
Said by: King Said to: no oneContext: King realizes this death could have been him, he’s sad “my soul is full of discourd and dismay”
Said by: HamletSaid to: Guild, RosenContext: he cant trust them bc they are working for the King, his wit is lost on them “a knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear”
Said by: HamletSaid to: KingContext: King just told him that he was being shipped to england lmao “my mother: father and mother is man and wife; man and wife is one flesh; and so, my mother”
Said by: LaertesSaid to: QueenContext: Queen told him to chill bc he brought an army to the palace, but he is saying that how much calmer could he be since his father was just murdered “That drop of blood that’s calm proclaims me bastard”
Said by: LaertesSaid to: OpheliaContext: Ophelia is giving everyone flowers and Laertes thinks she is going crazy lmao “a document in madness, thoughts and remembrance fitted”
Said by: GravediggerSaid to: OtherContext: they are debating whether or not Ophelia deserves a Christian burial since she killed herself (probably) “Argal, he this is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life”
Said by: GravediggerSaid to: OtherContext: making jokes as they dig Ophelia’s grave “And, when you are asked this question next, say ‘a grave-maker’. The houses he makes lasts till doomsday”
Said by: HoratioSaid to: HamletContext: Hamlet is offended that the Gravedigger is laughing while he digs the grave “Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness”
Said by: QueenSaid to: Ophelia’s graveContext: She is throwing flowers on Ophelia’s grave and is thinking of what could have been “I hoped thou shouldst have been my Hamlet’s wife; I thought thy bride-bed to have decked, sweet maid, and not have strewn thy grave”

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