hamlet quotes and play elements

setting Denmark, Elsimore
Introduction Former King Hamlet has died; Cladius (His brother) is the new king. Prince Hamlet is upset
Conflict ghost of king Hamlet tells prince Hamlet that Cladius killed him. Is the ghost telling the truth?
Rising action Hamlet is going crazy
Climax mousetrap
falling action Polinious death, Ophelia dies, Hamlet gets captured by pirates
Denouement everyone dies. Fortenbras becomes king
Symbols dust, poison, sword, Caine&Able, Mousetrap, skull, armor, stormy weather, worm, sponge
Themes eternity, revenge, suicide, reason, guilt, insanity, divine right of kings
tis bitter cold and I am sick at heart quote by: Franciscosaid to: Bernardomeaning: sets a dark setting for the play
Before my God, I might not this believe without the sensible and true avouch of mine own eyes quote by: Horatio said to: Marcellus meaning: Horatio will not believe that there is a real ghost unless he sees him
And even the like precurse of feared events, as harbingers preceding still the fates and prologue to the omen coming on quote by: Horatio (selioquy) meaning:something bad is going to happen
These blazes, daughter, giving more light than heat, extinct in both even in their promise as it is a-making quote by: Polonius said to: Ophelia meaning: he doesn’t care about Ophelia, he cares about what people will think of him
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark quote by: Marcellussaid to: Horatiomeaning: something bad is happening in Denmark
I’ll have grounds more relative than this. The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king quote by: Hamlet (soliloquy) meaning: He will find out if Claduis is guilty
I shall obey you, and for your part, Ophelia, I do wish that your good beauties be the happy cause of Hamlet’s wildness. So shall I hope your virtues will bring him to his wonted way again, to both your honors quote by: the queensaid to: Ophelia meaning: she hopes Ophelia can make Hamlet feel better
O, tis too true. How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience! That Harlot’s cheek, beautied with plas’t ring art, Is no more ugly to the thing that helps it than is my deed to my most painted word. O heavy burthen! quote by: King (aside)meaning: the king is guilty, he killed his brother
To be or not to be, that is the question quote by: Hamletmeaning: suicide, fear of death& the unknown are keeping him from committing suicide
Get thee to a nunnery Quote by: Hamletsaid to: OpheliaMeaning: she can trust no one and would be better off to go to a nunnery
Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world. Now could I drink hot blood and do suh bitter business as the day would quake to look on. Soft now to my mother. O heart, lose not thy nature; let not ever the soul of Nero enter this firm bosom. Let me be cruel, not unnatural; I will speak daggers to her, but use none quote by: Hamlet (soliloquy)meaning: he will curse himself in order to get revenge on the king. He will never kill his mother
Take you me for a sponge my lord quote by: Rosencrantz said to Hamlet
Ay, sir, that soaks up the king’s countenance, his rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the king best service in the end. He keeps them, like an ape, in the corner of his jaw, his mouthed, to be last swallowed. When he needs what you have gleaned, it is but squeezing you, and sponge, you shall be dry again quote by: Hamletsaid to: Rosencrantz meaning: the king is just using Rosencrantz, he doesnt care for him

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