Hamlet quotes: Gender, sexuality, misogyny

1.2, Hamlet: Frailty, frailty, thy name is woman
1.2, Hamlet: a beast a beast that wants discourse of reason/ would have mourned longer
2.1, Ophelia: I did repel I did repel his letters and denied his access to me
2.1, Polonius to Reynaldo: But breath his faults but breath his faults so quaintly/ that they may seem the taints of liberty
1.3, Polonius to Ophelia: Think yourself a baby/ Think yourself a baby that you have taken these tenders for true pay/ which are not sterling
1.3, Polonius to Ophelia: Be something scanter of your maiden presence
3.2, Hamlet to Ophelia: It would cost you a groaning to take off mine edge
1.3, Laertes warns Ophelia of contagious blastments
3.1, Hamlet to Ophelia: marry a fool. marry a fool. for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them.
2.2, Hamlet sees himself as womanly: ‘must like a wh*re must like a wh*re unpack my heart with words
4.7, when Laertes finishes crying, the ‘woman the woman will be out
5.2, Hamlet tells Horatio that Claudius has ‘killed killed my king and whored my mother
3.4, Hamlet says that Gertrude sleeps in ‘the rank sweat the rank sweat of an enseamed bed,/ stewed in corruption, honeying and making love/ over the nasty sty
1.5, Hamlet: let not the royal… let not the royal bed of Denmark be/ a couch for luxury and damned incest
1.3, Laertes tells Ophelia not to let go of her chaste treasure
5.1, Laertes grieves for Ophelia’s fair and unpolluted flesh
3.1, Hamlet to Ophelia: Get thee get thee to a nunnery
1.3, Laertes advises Ophelia to keep the ‘rear of your affection/ rear of your affection/ out of the shot and danger of desire
3.4, emphasising incest, Hamlet calls Gertrude a husband’s brother’s wife
1.3, Ophelia to Laertes: tells him not to show her ‘the steep and thorny way to heaven’ while himself the primrose path of dalliance treads
1.3, Ophelia: I do not know I do not know my Lord what I should think
3.1, Ophelia to Hamlet: ‘I was I was the more deceived
3.1, Ophelia to Hamlet: ‘take these again, for to the noble mind/ take these again, for to the noble mind/ rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind
3.1, Ophelia’s soliloquy: describes Hamlet as ‘blasted blasted with ecstasy
3.1, Hamlet to Ophelia: I have heard of your paintings… I have heard of your paintings. God hath given you one face and you make yourself another
3.1, Ophelia’s soliloquy: And I, of ladies And I, of ladies most deject and wretched
3.1, Ophelia to Hamlet: ‘I think I think nothing, my Lord
3.1, Ophelia to Hamlet: you are You are naught, you are naught
4.5, Gertrude describing Ophelia’s death: ‘an envious sliver broke… an envious sliver broke and herself fell in the weeping brook.
4.5, Gertrude describing Ophelia’s death: she chanted snatches she chanted snatches of old tunes, as one incapable of their own distress
4.5, Gertrude describing Ophelia’s death: ‘like a creature like a creature native and indued unto that element
Polonius decides to send Ophelia to Hamlet. Language reiterates her being used as a pawn i’ll loose my daughter to him
Claudius thinks Hamlet’s grief is not masculine ’tis unmanly grief
Green girl quote: ‘affection? Affection? Pooh, you speak like a green girl
5.1, Hamlet to Laertes: Dost thou dost thou come here to whine?/ to outface me with leaping on her grave?/ Be buried quick with her, and so will i
4.5, Ophelia: Where is where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark?
4.5, Gertrude: each toy each toy seems prologue to some great amiss
4.5, Laertes on Ophelia: ‘Thoughts and afflictions, thoughts and afflictions, passion, hell itself,/ she turns to favour and to prettiness
4.5, Ophelia hands out these flowers: fennel, columbines, rue, daisies
4.5, Gertrude: ‘her clothes spread wide, her clothes spread wide, and mermaid-like awhile they bore her up
3.1, Polonius: ‘How now, Ophelia?/ How now, Ophelia?/ You need not tell us what Lord Hamlet said./ We heart it all

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