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HAMLET

On Claudius

  • “A little more than kin, and less than kind”
  • “Smiling, damned villain!”
  • “Keeps wassail” “drains his draughts of Rhenish down”
  • “Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain!”
  • “what, frighted with false fire!”

 On Polonius

  • “these tedious old fools”
  • “i’ll lug the guts into the neighbour room”
  • “you are a fishmonger”
  • “thou wretched rash, intruding fool, farewell.”

 On Gertrude/Ophelia/Women

  • “i shall in my best obey you madam”
  • “Like Niobe, all tears”
  • “with such dexterity to incestuous sheets”
  • “the funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables”
  • “Frailty, thy name is Woman”
  • “Get thee to a nunnery”
  • “Wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them”
  • “I have heard of your paintings too,God has given you one face and you paint yourself another”
  • “Mother, you have my father much offended”
  • “you jig, you amble, and you lisp, you nickname God’s creatures”
  • “I will speak daggers to her, but i shall use none”

 Self loathing/suicide/death

  • “O that this too too solid flesh would melt”
  • “Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd his canon 'gainst self-slaughter”
  • “weary, stale, flat and unprofitable”
  • “To be or not to be”
  • “I am pigeon-livered and lack gall”
  • “Denmark’s a prison”
  • “contagion to this world”
  • “'tis an unweeded garden, / That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature/ Possess it merely”
  • “That skull had a tongue in it and could sing once”
  • “Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay,/Might stop a hole to keep the wind away”

Revenge/Action/Inaction/Ruthlessness

  • “I am pigeon-livered and lack gall”
  • “Am I a coward?”
  • “proud, revengeful, ambitious”
  • “the play’s the thing/ Wherein i’ll catch the conscience of the king”
  • “thinking too precisely on the event”
  • “a thought which quartered hath but one part wisdom, And ever three parts coward”
  • “O from this time forth, my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth”
  • “they are not near my conscience” (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern)

Madness

  • “to put an antic disposition on”
  • “mad in craft”
  • “we”
  • “i am but mad north-north west, when the wind is southerly i know a hawk from a handsaw”
  • “O What a noble mind is here o’erthrown!”
  • “I will be brief; your noble son is mad.”
  • “Madness in great ones shall not unwatched go”
  • “i did love you once”...”i loved you not”
  • “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t”
  • Gertrude - "Alas, he is mad"
  • “this is the very coinage of your brain”
  • Polonius - "The ecstacy of love" (The cause of Hamlets madness)
  • Claudius - "his easily excitable mind"
  • Ophelia - "A great mind o'erthrown"

 Revenge

 Hamlet

  • “I am pigeon-livered and lack gall”
  • “Am I a coward?”
  • “proud, revengeful, ambitious”
  • “the play’s the thing/ Wherein i’ll catch the conscience of the king”
  • “A villain kills my father, and for that i his sole son do this same villain send/ To heaven”
  • “thinking too precisely on the event”
  • “a thought which quartered hath but one part wisdom, And ever three parts coward”
  • “O from this time forth, my thoughts be…

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