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"I am sick at heart"
Hamlet- State of Denmark is 'ill'
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"Dear brother's dead"
Claudius- sycophantic
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"Frailty thy name is woman"
Hamlet- obsession with Gertrude
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"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark"
Hamlet- Sick nation
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"Leave her to heaven"
Ghost of Hamlet- leave Gertrude, let god punish her for her sins
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"I'll loose my daughter to him"
Claudius- using Ophelia
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"That incestuous, that adulterous beast"
Ghost to Hamlet: re Claudius"
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"Never doubt I love"
Hamlet in a letter to Ophelia"
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"if it be now, 'tis not to come.. Let be"
Hamlet- resignation to death
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"I am justly killed with mine own treachery"
Laertes- a dying Laertes realises he was morally wrong
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"O my dear Hamlet!.. I am poisoned"
Gertrude- dying words of affection and warning to Hamlet, makes us question her involvement
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Thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane/Drink off this poison"
Hamlet- climax of his wrath against Claudius
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"Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels fly thee to thy rest"
Horatio- a farewell from Hamlet's closest friend.
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"Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage"
Fortinbras to Hortatio- shows loyalty
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"You will lose, my Lord"
Horatio to Hamlet- a knowing prophesy contrasting with Hamlet's belief the fight will be a minor event
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"This is the very coinage of your brain"
Gertrude to Hamlet- she cannot see the ghost, casting doubt upon Hamlet's mental state
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"I must be cruel only to be kind"
Hamlet to Gertrude- a sane comment implying a fondness of his mother and possibly Ophelia
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"My revenge will come"
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"A bloody deed. Almost as bad, good mother, as killing a king and marrying his brother"
Hamlet to Gertrude
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"Revenge should have no bounds"
Claudius to Laertes
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"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio"
Hamlet famously musing about physical and moral corruption
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"Get thee to a nunnery"
Hamlet to Ophelia
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God hath given you one face and you make yourselves another"
Hamlet- Misogynistic view that all women are two-faced
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"Do you think I meant country Matters?"
Hamlet to Ophelia- crude and offensive language
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"My wit's disease"
Hamlet to Rosencrantz- his words are failing him
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"Oh, my offence is rank"
Claudius's confession
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"All may be well"
Claudius- hoping confession/pray will save him
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"To be or not to be, that is the question"
Hamlet considering the idea of suicide"t
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The plays the thing/Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king"
Hamlet showing confidence as he plots the first part of his revenge
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"Incestuous sheets"
Hamlet regarding Claudius/Gertude- obsession with Gertudes sexuality
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"I shall obey my lord"
Ophelia showing her submissive nature
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"What was I about to say"
Polonius- showing his age/loss of wit
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"now he is praying; I'll do it now"
Hamlet tempted to kill Claudius while he is praying but doesn't- concerned with spirituality
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" to cut his throut I'the church"
Laertes saying he would kill Hamlet in church given the opportunity
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Card 2


"Dear brother's dead"


Claudius- sycophantic

Card 3


"Frailty thy name is woman"


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Card 4


"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark"


Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5


"Leave her to heaven"


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