Poison, corruption and death in hamlet

Marcellus on seeing hamlet follow the ghost “Somethings rotten in the state of denmark”
Kings prayer “O, my offense is rank, it smells like heaven”
Hamlet against gertrude “Takes off the rose from the fair forehead of an innocent love and sets a blister there”
Laertes advice to ophelia “The canker galls to the infants of the spring/so oft before their buttons to be disclosed”
All are sinners in hamlet – like the fall, need to cleanse from sin “Full of bread. With all his crimes broad blown”
Ghost description of murder -garden of eden “Juice of curs├Ęd hebenon in a vial/and in the porches of my ears did pour/the leperous distilment”
Theme introducedby fransisco in opening moments of the play “Tis bitter cold/ and i am sick at heart”
laetres about claudius death “He is justly served/it is poison tempered by himself”
Claudius being a snake – ghosts murder garden of eden “Sleeping in my orchard/a serpent stung me -“
Similar themes between hamlet amd garden of eden Garden and snake are recurrent images
Hamket feels that the garden (of the world) has become choked with weeds – Genesis puts this down to humankinds corruption “Do not spread the compost on the weeds/to make them ranker”

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