Quotes in Hamlet

O heavy deed! /It had been so with us, had we been there. /His liberty is full of threats to all— /To you yourself, to us, to everyone.” Claudius to GertrudeClaudius is saying he is shocked that he could have been killed instead of Polonius behind the curtain. it should his selfishness
“Get thee to a nunnery!” Hamlet is upset at Ophelia, he curses the fickleness of all women and tells Ophelia to “get thee to a nunnery.” If Hamlet really means “nunnery,” then he is saying that Ophelia should become a nun in order to preserve her chastity and avoid bearing children that are “sinners.”
“…And enterprises of great pitch and moment /With this regard their currents turn awry /And lose the name of action.” Hamlet explains his reluctance to act on suspicions, he needs to be sure about the revenge on Claudius and the ghost
“O G-d, I could be bounded in a nutshell and /count myself a king of infinite space, were it notthat I have bad dreams.” Hamlet says that he could fool himself into thinking that infinite space existed in a nutshell where he ruled as king were it not for his bad dreams.
“That drop of blood that’s calm proclaims me bastard, /Cries “cuckold” to my father, brands the harlot /Even here between the chaste unsmirched brow /Of my true mother.” Laertes feels that he isn’t honoring his because he isn’t as mad as he is supposed to be.
“What’s Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba?” Hamlet asks the First Player to recite a monologue retelling Hecuba’s response to the death of her husband, King Priam. The Player tells us that Hecuba’s grief was profound and “Would have made milch the burning eyes of heaven/And passion in the gods.” The contrast between Gertrude and Hecuba should be noted. To Hamlet, Hecuba has responded appropriately to her husband’s death, while Gertrude has not.
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; /Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” So Claudius’ words are flying up but because he does not have the repentance to go with the words, his words will never reach heaven.

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