Hamlet Quotes ACT V

Alas,poor Yorick! I knew him… Speaker: HamletSpoken to: Gravedigger and HoratioSituation: Hamlet is at the graveyard talking to the gravedigger about the grave he is digging and asks questions about the dead.Contextual Meaning: The contextual meaning of the quote is that Hamlet looks at the skull and it turns out to be Yorick who was a jester.Thematic Meaning: Death
Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay… Speaker: HamletSpoken to: HoratioSituation: Hamlet is speaking to Horatio about death of the past great peopleContextual Meaning: The contextual meaning of the quote is that Hamlet is mentioning how even the greatest of all people end up which is why he says Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay.Thematic Meaning:
Sweets to the sweet. Speaker: GertrudeSpoken to: OpheliaSituation: The king, queen, Laertes show up to bury Ophelia. Hamlet and Horatio are there as well.Contextual Meaning: The contextual meaning of the quote is that Gertrude says sweet flowers for a sweet girl which is ironic because she never did pay much attention to her and didn’t really get to know her.Thematic Meaning:
There’s divinity that shapes our ends Speaker: HamletSpoken to: HoratioSituation: Hamlet is explaining to Horatio the circumstances of his voyage to England and what was supposed to occur to him.Contextual Meaning: The contextual meaning of the quote is that God is guiding us in the right direction. Thematic Meaning: Destiny
There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. Speaker: Hamlet Spoken to: HoratioSituation: Hamlet is getting ready to battle Laertes Contextual Meaning: The contextual meaning of the quote is that God controls everything as a sparrows deathThematic Meaning: Destiny.

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