Hamlet Quote

“Frailty, thy name is woman.””Frailty, thy name is woman.”Meaning: The woman hamlet is speaking of is Gertrude, who is weak and remarried immediately after her husband died. Hamlet, Act 1, scene ii
1:” …but now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son-“2: “A little more than kin, and less than kind.”1:” …but now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son-“2: “A little more than kin, and less than kind.”Meaning: being both Claudius’ nephew and his son by marriage…but less than kind meaning that he does not consider it a warm, friendly, loving relationship. He is expressing his disapproval of the marriage of his mother to his uncle1: “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?”2: “Not so my lord; I am too much i’ the sun. “Meaning: the clouds are the sadness. The sun is a pun, meaning he is too much of a son to Claudius now1: “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?”2: “Not so my lord; I am too much i’ the sun. “ Hamlet to Claudius, Act 1, scene ii
“This above all- to thine own self be true.”Meaning: polonius tells laertes to stay true to himself Polonius to Laertes, Act 1, scene iii
1: “What do you read, my lord?”2: “Words, words, words.”Meaning: hamlet replied to ponius in a smart-aleck way Polonius to Hamlet, Act 2, scene ii
1: “Do you know me, my lord?”2: “Excellent well; you’re a fishmonger.”hamlet is trying to appear crazy Polonius to Hamlet, Act 2, scene ii
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”meaning: There is no good, There is no bad. Just perspective and opinion Hamlet, Act 2, scene ii
“The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.”Meaning: Claudius’ guilty conscience will shine through when he’s watching the play that Hamlet’s arranged Hamlet, Act 2, scene ii
1: “A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.”Meaning: Hamlet is saying that the king and beggar wind up making the same sort of meal for the worm and the cycle completes itself when audience eats the fish that ate the worm that ate the king2: “What doest thou mean by this?”1: “Nothing but to show you how a kind may go a progress through the guts of a beggar”. Hamlet to Claudius, Act 4, scene iii
“Now cracks a noble hear. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”Horatio is saying goodbye to hamlet Horatio to Hamlet and audience, Act 5, scene ii
“To be or not to be” – soliloquyHamlet is contemplating suicide. compares death to a little sleep, which he thinks wouldn’t be so bad Hamlet, Act 3, scene i

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