Hamlet Soliloquy quiz Flashcard Example #5673

Hamlets 1st soliloquy quote ( act 1 scene 2)
” O, that this too too solid flesh would melt”
Key points of hamlets 1st soliloquy
– he wishes he would die
– he wishes to commit suicide, but its against god’s law.
Rhyming couplet hamlets 1st Soliloquy
” till then sit still, my soul. Foul deeds will rise. Though all the earth o’erwhelm them to men’s eyes.”
Hamlets 2nd Soliloquy quote? ( act 1 scene 5)
” O all you host of heaven! O earth! What else!”
Hamlets 2nd soliloquy key points
– he is very angry
– hamlet has only one focus/ one track mind
– he is a monomania and nothing else matters.
Hamlets 3rd Soliloquy quote?( act 2 scene 2 )
” o, what a roque and peasant slave I am”
Hamlets 3rd Soliloquy key points
– he scolds himself for having less emotion than an actor
-calls himself a coward, thinks too much and acts to little.
-he has ample justification for revenge against claudius
-hamlet will set a trap, he will have the actors perform a play featuring how claudius killed Old king Hamlet
Hamlets 3rd Soliloquy rhyming couplet
” abuse me to damn me. Ill have grounds more relative than this. The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king”
– the play will reveal King Claudius sins.
Hamlets 4th Soliloquy quote ( act 3 scene 1 )
” to be or not to be- that is the question”
Hamlets 4th Soliloquy key points
– universal doesn’t use I
-to live or die, should we surrender or have war vs ” the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”
-humans wish for death but fear what is to come. Death is the undiscovered country” no travelers return”
-he expresses mankind fear of external judgement
– he expresses mankind external conflict thought vs action
Hamlets 5th Soliloquy quote? ( act 3 scene 2 )
” it’s now the very witching time of night”
Hamlets 5th key points
– hamlet is very angry at his mother
– he wants to kill her out of his rage, but will not
Allusion to Nero- roman emperor who killed his mother
– hamlet doesnt want to become him.
” I will speak daggers to her, but use none”
Hamlets 5th soliloquy rhyming couplet
” how in my words somever she be spent, to give them seals never, my soul, consent!”
Claudius’ first soliloquy quote ( act 3 scene 3)
” O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven”
Kings first soliloquy key points
– what he did he knows is horrible, he believes the heavens know.
– his guilt is taking his plan to rule
– he believes there is not enough forgiveness in the heavens to forgive his sin
– you can get out of the law on earth, but the heavens will always know ( god)
Hamlets 6th Soliloquy quote ( act 3 scene 3)
” Now might I do it pat, now a is a praying, and now ill do’t. And so a goes to heaven”
Hamlets 6th soliloquy key points
– talking about killing Claudius but doesn’t want to kill him write after he prayed because he wants Claudius to go to purgatory, not heaven.
Hamlets 6th soliloquy rhyming couplet
” As hell, where to it goes. My mother stays. This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. ”
– hamlet will not have respect for his mother as long has she is married to Claudius. ( disease)
King’s second Soliloquy quote ( act 4 scene 3)
” and England if my love thou hold’t at aught”
King’s second Soliloquy key points
– the danish sword wounded England
– Denmark is stronger than England
– king says b/c of this England will do what he wants
– Claudius will send letters to the king of England, saying to kill hamlet.
Kings second soliloquy rhyming couplet
” for like the hectic in my blood he rages, and thou must cure me. Till I know ’tis done, howe’er my haps, my joys will ne’er begin.”
– until hamlet is dead, the king will not be happy.
Hamlets 7th soliloquy quote ( act 4 scene 4 )
” how all occasions do inform against me and spur my dull revenge”
Hamlets 7th Soliloquy key points
– hamlet compares himself to fortinbras
– Fortinbras and his army are willing to fight and die for a patch of land, but hamlet is unwilling to die
Hamlets 7th soliloquy rhyming couplet
” O, from this time forth, my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!”
– he needs to push aside all further thoughts and be a man of action.

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