Hamlet Quotes

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  • Created on: 25-04-19 09:42
Disruption of the Natural Order
'Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder'
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Fortinbras is Reckless
'to be great is not to stir without great argument'
2 of 20
Incest between Claudius and Gertrude
'That incestuous, that adulterate beast'
3 of 20
Good Kingship on behalf of Claudius
'And where th'offence is, let the axe fall'
4 of 20
Hamlet's Suicidal Depression
'O, that this too too solid flesh would melt'
5 of 20
A prior intimate relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia
'Before you tumbled me, you promised me to wed'
6 of 20
Whether Hamlet is mad or not
'I am but mad, mad, northwest'
7 of 20
Hamlet's determination and anger to avenge his father's death
'May sweep to my revenge'
8 of 20
Hamlet's self-disgust at his inactivity
'O, from this time forth my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!'
9 of 20
Hamlet is a philosopher and modern thinker (Marxist and Psychoanalytical gaze)
'God's bodkin, man, much better'
10 of 20
Ophelia's capacity for rebellion
'By **** they are to blame'
11 of 20
Ophelia's acquiescence to instruction
'I shall obey my Lord'
12 of 20
Hamlet' fury and possible oedipal complex towards Gertrude
'O most pernicious woman'
13 of 20
Hamlet's attack on Ophelia (hatred of women)
'Get thee to a nunnery'
14 of 20
Hamlet might have made a good King
'But I am very sorry, good Horatio, that to Laertes I fought myself; For by the image of my cause I see the portrait of his'
15 of 20
Theme of deceit and deception
'That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain'
16 of 20
Claudius' confession/inability to repent for it
'My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: words without thoughts never to heaven go'
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Laertes' kingly qualities
'But let him come'
18 of 20
Polonius capable of great wisdom
'To thine own self be true'
19 of 20
Evidence of purgatory in 'Hamlet'
'Doom'd for a certain term to walk nights and for the day confined to fast in fires'
20 of 20

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Fortinbras is Reckless


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Incest between Claudius and Gertrude


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Good Kingship on behalf of Claudius


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Hamlet's Suicidal Depression


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