HAMLET- Act 4 Scene 3 KEY QUOTES

Which quote demonstrates the need for pretense within the world of Elsinore? “…like not in their judgement, but their eyes…”
Which quote demonstrates Claudius’s desire for a final, lasting stability? “Diseases desperate grown By desperate appliance are relieved, Or not at all.”
Which quote demonstrates that life for Hamlet is a cruel predatory world of heartless and unrestrained consumption? “…we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots.”
How does Hamlet note the damaging nature of status corrupting natural purity? “Your fat king and your lean beggar…”
How does Hamlet highlight the equalizing nature of death? “…two dishes, but to one table; that’s the end.”
How does Hamlet subtly insult Claudius and hint at his destiny for damnation? “If your messenger find him not there [heaven], seek him i’th’other place yourself.”
How does Claudius continue the motif of trade and ownership? “…thine especial safety, Which we do tender”
How does Hamlet defy Claudius, thus depriving him of his paternal authority over him? “Farewell dear mother.”
How does Claudius respond to Hamlet’s defiance, showing his vulnerability, illegitimacy and need for recognition? “Thy loving father, Hamlet.
Which quote demonstrates that Claudius requires status and power to have meaning and purpose? “…my great power thereof give thee sense.”
How does Claudius attempt to increase his legitimacy through regarding himself as the state- as all of Denmark? “…thou mayst not coldly set our sovereign process…”
How does Claudius indicate the extent of his concern with the threat that Hamlet poses? “…like the hectic in my blood he rages, And thou must cure me.”

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