Hamlet Quotes, Act II Scene I

Come you more nearer than your particular demands will touch it Spoken by: PoloniusTo: ReynaldoUse your questions to figure out the facts of Laertes
You must not put another scandal on him, that he is open to incontinency Spoken by: PoloniusTo: ReynaldoYou must be covert so that his reputation remains pristine, an example of illusion vs reality
Put on him what forgeries you please; marry, none so rank that may dishonour him Spoken by: PoloniusTo: ReynaldoDo not take it so far, you want to keep his reputation pristine and intact
Your bait of falsehood take this carp of truth Spoken by: PoloniusTo: ReynaldoCarp – fish – fishmonger, using lies you will get the truth
Thus do we of wisdom and of reach, with windlasses and with assays of bias, by indirections find directions out Spoken by: PoloniusTo: ReynaldoTo find the truth by setting up a situation, much like the play within a play later
A look so piteous in purport Spoken by: OpheliaTo: PoloniusAbout Hamlet, piteous is repeated and exerts empathy from audience who know the truth (dramatic irony)
He seemed to find a way without his eyes Spoken by: OpheliaTo: PoloniusAbout Hamlet, motif of eyes
This is the very ecstasy of love, whose violent property fordoes itself and leads the will to desperate undertakings Spoken by: PoloniusTo: OpheliaPeople will do desperate things for love (dangerous)
This must be known, which, being kept close, might move more grief to hide than hate to utter love Spoken by: PoloniusTo: OpheliaIf we don’t risk the king and queens anger now, something much worse could happen later on

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