Hamlet Quiz 1

“But in the gross and scope of my opinion, This bodes some strange eruption to our state.” Speaker: HoratioTo: Barnardo and MarcellusWhat: Horatio believes seeing the ghost of the dead king means bad news/upheaval for Denmark.
“Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s deathThe memory be green, and that it us befittedTo bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdomTo be contracted in one brow of woe,Yet so far hath discretion fought with natureThat we with wisest sorrow think on himTogether with remembrance of ourselves.” Speaker: King ClaudiusTo: Queen, Hamlet, Polonious, Laertes, Ophelia, and other lordsWhat: Although I still have fresh memories of my brother the elder Hamlet’s death, and though it was proper to mourn him throughout our kingdom, life still goes on—I think it’s wise to mourn him while also thinking about my own well being. Claudius is dramatically saying sorry
“”Seems,” madam? Nay, it is. I know not “seems.”” Speaker HamletTo: QueenWhat: Queen asked why Hamlet was feeling so sorry and sad, and why he seemed to mourn so much. He responds by saying he is actually a lot sadder than he looks on the surface and “seems sad” doesnt do justice.
Yet here, Laertes? Aboard, aboard, for shame!The wind sits in the shoulder of your sailAnd you are stayed for. There, my blessing with thee.And these few precepts in thy memoryLook thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,Nor any unproportioned thought his act.Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar.Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel,But do not dull thy palm with entertainmentOf each new-hatched, unfledged comrade. BewareOf entrance to a quarrel, but being in,Bear ‘t that th’ opposèd may beware of thee.Give every man thy ear but few thy voice.Take each man’s censure but reserve thy judgment.Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,But not expressed in fancy—rich, not gaudy,For the apparel oft proclaims the man,And they in France of the best rank and stationAre of a most select and generous chief in that.Neither a borrower nor a lender be,For loan oft loses both itself and friend,And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.This above all: to thine own self be true,And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man.Farewell. My blessing season this in thee. Speaker: PoloniusTo: Son LaertesWhat: Solid advice to his son. If gets in a fight, make sure to win. Do not show yourself more that what you are. Do not borrow or lend, and be true to yourself.
See you now, Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth.And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,With windlasses and with assays of bias,By indirections find directions out. Speaker: PoloniusTo: Reynaldo (Servant)What: Go spy on son in Paris, create lies to find his whereabouts. Prompt ppl with lies to get son’s where aboutsMake sure your little lie brings out the truth. We’re doing this wisely and intelligently, indirectly, finding out things by roundabout means.
Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt,Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew,Or that the Everlasting had not fixedHis canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God, God!How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitableSeem to me all the uses of this world!Fie on ‘t, ah fie! ‘Tis an unweeded gardenThat grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature Speaker: HamletTo: N/A bcz its a monologueWhat: Upset with mom and uncleAh, I wish my dirty flesh could melt away into a vapor, or that God had not made a law against suicide. Oh God, God! How tired, stale, and pointless life is to me. Damn it! It’s like a garden that no one’s taking care of, and that’s growing wild. Only nasty weeds grow in it now.
“Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love. O dear Ophelia, I am ill at these numbers. I have not art to reckon my groans, but that I love thee best, oh, most best, believe it. Adieu. Thine evermore, most dear lady, whilst this machine is to him, Hamlet.” Speaker: PoloniusTo: King Claudius and QUeen GertudeWhat: Polonius reads out letter from Hamlet to Ophelia, bcz he believes Hamlet is acting strange because he is in love with Ophelia and that he does not access to her anymore.

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