Yhis soliloquy reveals his philosophising nature, his guilt complex and his determenation to take revenge come what may. He instructs Claudius to send a messenger to find Polonius in heaven and if he be not there to go to hell himself to find him. All of his recent good luck appears to Hamlet as proof that he has been saved from death for a greater purpose — to get revenge on Claudius and thus serve him with the divine justice he deserves for his crimes. Ophelia warns her brother in return not to be like pastors who preach about the difficult path to heaven, while they themselves dally and do not take their own advice. Quotes are golden words uttered by characters in a literary piece. Horatio tells Hamlet to hold back his amazement and listen until Horatio can relate all the details of the ghost's appearances.
The player queen has been telling her king she is worried about him, assuring him that he should have no worries about her, as her fears are commensurate with her love for him. Act 3, Scene 4 How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge! To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. Hamlet then suggests that imperial Caesar himself, once turned to clay might be used to stop a gap in a dwelling to keep out the wind. Claudius takes the view that all men die, all men lose their fathers. Hamlet instructs his mother to refrain from sleeping with her husband tonight, which will make the next night's bedding easier to resist, and concludes that habit over time can alter natural instinct.
All quotes contain page numbers as well. What good is it, then, to roil one's guts over future plans? Act 3, Scene 1 We know what we are, but know not what we may be. There are many quotes from Hamlet that, even if you had never read the play before, you have probably heard. Hamlet is dying after injured in the duel with Laertes. Quote 7 To be, or not to be: that is the question.
With Hecuba, the emphasis is on feeling; with Fortinbras, the emphasis is on honor. False tongues flattery and knee bends bows appear when there is something to gain by the lying and submission. However, Hamlet is alive to all these things. Act 2, Scene 2 What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her? He seems to think that his mother was involved in or had previous knowledge of the plot to kill his father Hamlet Snr. Whereas in the earlier soliloquy, the passion of an actor for an imaginary griever, Hecuba, occasioned Hamlet's self-reproaches, here the sight of Fortinbras' army marching to contest a worthless piece of land fixes his mind and leads him to wonder at himself.
To be, or not to be. Quote 4 What a piece of work is man! A major part of Hamlet is the theme of insanity. He then spends several more lines discussing irrelevancies, demonstrating once again that he is a fool and that Shakespeare is a master of irony. Our natural hot blooded reaction is cooled by over-analysing the issue. On the other, the speech must be read in context, and when done so it becomes deeply ironic. Their only reward will be to say that they conquered such and such named ground. This one line is Hamlet's war cry as he stabs Polonius through the curtains without ascertaining who he is stabbing.
Hamlet is glad his insult is not understood, as it confirms his sponge analogy. Hamlet immediately confesses to an excess of despondency yet maintains its source mystifies him, although the audience is already privy to his issues with his mother and uncle. Polonius is giving unsolicited advice to his son Laertes who is leaving for France; take Polonius' advice with a grain of salt, as he is called a fool by other characters. Hamlet has just come out of hiding, where he and Horatio have been monitoring the proceedings, and jumped into Ophelia's grave also, grappling with Laertes. Hamlet is talking to his mother, beginning his comparison of the likenesses of his father and uncle, when he rhapsodizes over his father's resemblance to the gods. Hamlet wants to know the details of the crime so he can immediately seek revenge. His moods become more manic, his language more explosive and punning, and his motivation becomes infinitely mysterious.
Just after speaking to his mother and uncle and step-father King Claudius, has his first of five soliloquies. Though Hamlet is a person of superior intelligence, his indecisive nature becomes the reason for his tragic death. Hamlet, speaking to Horatio, Marcellus and himself, acknowledges the wrongness of the time and curses the spite of fate itself that he was born to bring justice. Analysis: Polonius asserts that clever and intelligent speech is brief. I'll make a ghost of him that lets me.
Act 4, Scene 4 O! King Claudius is reproaching himself for killing his brother, acknowledging that the act itself has the ancient, primal biblical curse of Cain slaying Abel. He thinks that Hamlet is acting mad due to his love of Ophelia. He is telling his son not to borrow or lend money. And this speech in particular, with its smug certainties, serves as a stark contrast to Hamlet's searching, questioning, endless attempts at self-exploration. Gertrude, Act 3 Scene 2 This is often misquoted as: 'Methinks the lady doth protest too much' How all occasions do inform against me, and spur my dull revenge.
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. After he sees the ghost, along with Horatio and Hamlet, he proclaims that something is rotten in the state of Denmark. You come most carefully upon your hour. Act 1, Scene 2 I'll speak to it though Hell itself should gape And bid me hold my peace. His melancholy is metaphysical in nature and cosmic in scope.
The text of modern editions of the play is based on Q2. In addition to truthfulness, honesty can also mean virginity, so a great play and replay of associations with the word honesty follow, during which Hamlet seems to be referring to Ophelia personally and sometimes addressing all of womankind. Yorick's skull is a very powerful memento mori, a reminder of death -- no matter how much you try to stave off aging, Hamlet says, you're inevitably doomed to be like Yorick, a dirty and lipless skull buried in the ground, forgotten by all but the gravediggers. Everything that happens all occasions do inform against me serves only to remind Hamlet of what he has yet to do, revenge his father's murder by killing the king. Hamlet berates himself, having seen the passion of the players, for not acting on his own passionate desire for revenge. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. These thesis statements offer a short summary of Hamlet in terms of different elements that could be important in an essay.