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Hamlet Act 1 quotations, ppl, etc.
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What art thou that usurped this time of night Together with that fair and warlike form, In which the majesty f buried Denmark Did sometimes march? By heaven I charge thee speak.
Who are you, you look like the King of Denmark in his war uniform, speak to us for heavens sake.
His fell to Hamlet; now sir young Fortinbras of unimproved mettle hot and full Hath in the skirts of Norway here and there Sharked up a list of lawless resolutes For food and diet to some enterprise That hath a stomach in't which is no other As it doth well appear unto our state
Horatio, Bernardo and Marcellus young fortinbras is gathering a band of lawless resolutes to avenge his father's death in Denmark
Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death The memory to be green, and that is us befitted To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom To be contracted in one brow of woe Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature, Together with remembrance of ourselves.
I remember my brothers death freshly, old hamlet is dead and our country mourns him all together but we must move on and remember ourselves
From whence though willingly I came to Denmark To show my duty in your coronation Yet now I must confess that duty done, My thoughts and wishes bend again toward France
Laertes King Claudius Hey I did your King thing now that that duty is done I want to leave for France
A little more than kin and less than kind
He is unhappy he has a new father
But you must know your father lost a father, That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound In filial obligation in some term To do obsequious sorrow, but to persevere In obstinate condolement is a course Of impious stubbornness, 'tis unmanly grief.
Get on with it, stop moping, man up youre just being stubborn. everyone loses their fathers
O that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into a dew Fie on't ah fie, tis an unweeded garden that grows to seed things rank and gross in nature
Talking about his sadness over his father's death and how he doesn't even want to live, he wishes he could commit suicide
Frailty thy name is woman
talking about his mother and her weakness for love it has not been two months and she's already w/ another man
The chariest maid is prodigal enough If she unmask her beauty to the moon
Warning Ophelia against loving Hamlet and saying that even the most careful girl an be hurt if she allows someone/something to take advantage of her
I shall the effect of this good lesson keep As watchman to my heart, but good my brother, Do not as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven
Ophelia is saying that she will take his words to heart, she understands and she will be careful of Hamlet and his ways but she also states that he should not show her how to live a strict and virtuous life while he is living a life of self indulgence
This above all, to thine own self be true
Overall be true to yourself don't be a fake and this will get you places however this is ironic because he is listing before all these other things he must do as well
That you have taken these tenders for true pay, Which are not sterling. Tender yourself more clearly Or (not to crack the wind of the poor phrase Running it thus) You'll tender me a fool
Imagine that you mistake Hamlet's affections to be true and they turn out to be fake be careful or you make me look like a fool. (for fear of overusing this phrase)
What if it tempt you toward the flood my lord Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff That beetles o'er the base into the sea.
Horatio is trying to convince Hamlet that it is not a good idea to follow the ghost of his father and his father may lead him to an unsafe place like leading him off a cliff or into a flood of water
I am thy father's spirit, Doomed for a certain time to walk the night, And for the day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature, Are burnt an purged away: but that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house.
He is telling young hamlet that he is the ghost of his father and that he is bound to earth until the crimes/sins he committed when he was alive are burned away however he annoy tell the secrets of his ghost life?
Remember thee? Yea from the table of my memory I'll wipe away all trivial fond records. All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past That youth and observation copied there, And thy commandment all alone shall live.
Himself (soliloquy)/Father's ghost
Hamlet says that his mind will not rest it will not be consumed with any other thoughts until he avenges his Father's murder and does what his father said, He will rid himself of adolescent thoughts.
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