English Hamlet Power quotes
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Summarizes plot. One bad deed leads to
Many - disease imagery. Corrupt leader and country.
Something is rotten in the state of denmark
Hamlet is of no value to himself, denmark or the audience without his desire to kill claudius
My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth
Downfall of every character. Irrational acts are against nature. Fiction = u define your own reality. Mythical figure comparisonS.
But in a fiction, a dream of passion, could force his soul to his own deceit
C's change from ambiguous evil symbol to morally complex human. Suggestion god knows of his crime. Only soliloquy not done by H
My offence is so rank it smells to heaven
Actions driven by thoughts. H interprets his life as he wants to see it like all other characters. Eases their consciences. Nature imagery bc nature cannot be morally labelled
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so
The ghost is an evil thing
The devil have power to assume a pleasing shape
Hamlet's final words
The rest is silence
Gertrude realizes claudius' true nature before her death
'The drink! The drink!'
Hamlet is a hand of punishment teaching of right and wrong in a religious sense
Scourge and minster
Horatio is the storyteller
report me and my cause aright to the unsatisfied
C questions H's prolonged mourning when he is feeling guilty himself
Why do clouds still hang over you?
Hamlets POV as C as pure evil, which we later question
A little more than kin, and less than kind
Death. Hamlet is both afraid of death and doubts his own religion
The undiscovered country
C's thoughts turn into actions and feed on the happiness of those around him
Let my evil thoughts feed, even on the pith of life
Hamlet has self-doubt and a lack of self worth
Oh, that this too sullied flesh would melt!
Hanlet has to kill Claudius eventually but his delay allows for evil to spread
O cursed spite that i was ever born to set it right
C attempts to normalize his actions to solidify the security of his position as king
Our sometimes sister, now our queen
C self confidence and justification of marriage, openly discussing the moral ambiguity of marrying Gertrude
Great desire hath fought with greater woe
C struggles with guilt but still cannot give up his power
Forgive my foul murder? That cannot be, since i am still possessed of those effects for which i did the murder
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