HAMLET- Act 4 Scene 2 KEY QUOTES

How does Hamlet describe the corruption of R + G and their dependance on wealth and Royal favour to survive? “…sponge… that soaks up the king’s countenance, his rewards, his authorities.”
Which quote demonstrates Claudius’s manipulation and exploitation of R + G? “…he keeps them like an ape in the corner of his jaw, first mouthed to be last swallowed.”
How does Hamlet describe the cynical world of the Danish court and the emphasis on status/ productivity for survival? “…and, sponge, you shall be dry again.”
Which quote demonstrates the naivety of R + G and their inability to contemplate anything other than status or orders? “…a knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear.”
Which quote uses allusion to a hunting game to demonstrate Hamlet’s ease of manipulation over R + G? “Hide Fox, and all after!”

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