Hamlet Act 5 Quotes, Hamlet Act 5 Quotes

‘Gravedigger – (throws up skull). ‘That skull had a tongue in it and could sign once, how the knave jowls it to the ground.’ Hamlet – disapproves of the gravedigger’s attitude towards the skull
‘Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returned to dust.’ Hamlet – uses parallel phrasing to show that even kings end up dead
‘I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not will all their quantity of love make up my sum.’ Hamlet – declares his love for Ophelia
‘They are not near my conscience.’ Hamlet – says how he doesn’t feel guilty about Rosencrantz and Guilderstern’s deaths
‘Why, as a woodcock to my own springe, I am justly killed with mine own treachery.’ Laertes – admits he deserves his death
‘The rest is silence.’ Hamlet – expresses peace about death
‘Let four captains bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage.’ Fortinbras – shows respect for Hamlet
‘And is’t not to be damned to let this canker or our nature come in further evil?’ Hamlet – resolves he needs to kill Claudius quickly as he is a disease
Sweets to the sweet, farewell!I hoped thou shouldst have been my Hamlet’s wife. 5.1 Queen to Ophelia’s coffin
I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum. 5.1 Hamlet to Gertrude
Was ‘t Hamlet wronged Laertes? Never Hamlet.If Hamlet from himself be ta’en away,And when he’s not himself does wrong Laertes,Then Hamlet does it not. Hamlet denies it.Who does it, then? His madness. 5.2 Hamlet to Laertes
Gertrude, do not drink 5.2 Claudius to Gertrude
Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet. Mine and my father’s death come not upon thee, nor thine on me. 5.2 Laertes to Hamlet
But I do prophesy the election lights on Fortinbras. He has my dying voice. 5.2 Hamlet to Horatio
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. 5.2 Horatio about Hamlet
Lay her i’ th’ earth, / And from her fair and unpolluted flesh / May violets spring! I tell thee, churlish priest, / A ministering angel shall my sister be / When thou liest howling. 5.1 Laertes to the Priest

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