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HAMLET, son to the late, and nephew to the present king. English Ambassadors. GERTRUDE, queen of Denmark, and mother to Hamlet. OPHELIA, daughter. have trusted the. Cambridge Shakespeare and Furness's edition of Hamlet. . "a modern production belonging to the sixteenth, or perhaps early seven- teenth century . English Drama (i ), and, in my opinion, was decisively proved by. PDF Drive offered in: English. William Shakespeare - Hamlet 3 www. ichwarmaorourbia.ml Dramatis Personae Claudius, King of No Fear Shakespeare – Hamlet (by SparkNotes) Original Text Modern Text 45 HORATIO What art th .
More honored in the breach than the observance. Other countries criticize us for our loud partying. This heavy-headed revel east and west 20 Makes us traduced and taxed of other nations. Act 1, Scene 4, Page 2 They clepe us drunkards and with swinish phrase They call us drunks and insult our noble titles. Soil our addition. And indeed it takes And our drunkenness does detract from our From our achievements, though performed at height, achievements, as great as they are, and lessens The pith and marrow of our attribute.
Its just like what happens to 25 So oft it chances in particular men certain people who have some birth defect which That for some vicious mole of nature in them they are not responsible for, since nobody As in their birth wherein they are not guilty, chooses how hes born , or some weird habit or Since nature cannot choose his origin , compulsion that changes them completely.
It By the o'ergrowth of some complexion, happens sometimes that one little defect in these 30 Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason, people, as wonderful and talented as they may Or by some habit that too much o'erleavens be, will make them look completely bad to other The form of plausive mannersthat these men, people. A tiny spot of evil casts doubt on their Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect, good qualities and ruins their reputations.
Being natures livery or fortunes star, 35 Their virtues else be they as pure as grace, As infinite as man may undergo Shall in the general censure take corruption From that particular fault. The dram of evil Doth all the noble substance of a doubt 40 To his own scandal. Look, sirhere it comes! Oh angels, protect us! Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, heavenly breezes or blasts of hell fire, whether 45 Be thy intents wicked or charitable, your intentions are good or evil, you look so Thou comest in such a questionable shape strange I want to talk to you.
Ill call you Hamlet That I will speak to thee. Answer King, Father, royal Dane. O, answer me! Dont drive me crazy with curiosity, but tell Let me not burst in ignorance, but tell me why your church-buried bones have burst out 50 Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death, of their coffin, and why your tomb, Have burst their cerements; why the sepulcher,. Act 1, Scene 4, Page 3 Wherein we saw thee quietly interred, where we quietly buried you, has opened up its Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws heavy marble jaws to spit you out again.
What To cast thee up again. What may this mean, could it mean that you have put on your armor 55 That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel again, you corpse, and have come back to look at Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon, the moon, making the night terrifying and stirring Making night hideous and we fools of nature, us humans with supernatural fears?
What So horridly to shake our disposition do you want from us? What should we do? With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls? To you alone. But dont go. Definitely not. Then I will follow it. Its not going to speak, so Ill follow it. Dont do it, sir. Why, whats the danger? I dont value my life one I do not set my life in a pins fee, bit. And as for my soul, how can the ghost And for my soulwhat can it do to that, endanger that, since its as immortal as the ghost 70 Being a thing immortal as itself?
Look, its waving me over again. Ill follow it. It waves me forth again. Or Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff to the terrifying cliff that overhangs the water, That beetles o'er his base into the sea,.
Act 1, Scene 4, Page 4 75 And there assume some other horrible form, where it takes on some other horrible form that Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason drives you insane. Think about it. The edge of the And draw you into madness?
Think of it.
Without more motive, into every brain and hear it roar far below. Its still waving to me. Go ahead, Ill follow. Ill follow thee. Youre not going, sir. Let go of me. You shall not go. Calm down. Youre not going anywhere. Every nerve in my body is And makes each petty artery in this body now as tough as steel.
The ghost is still waving As hardy as the Nemean lions nerve.
Let me go, gentlemen. Unhand me, gentlemen. I say, get away! Go ahead, Ill I say, away! His imagination is making him crazy. Lets follow them. Its not right to obey his orders to let him go alone.
To what issue will this come? Go ahead and follow him. But what does all this mean, where will it all end? It means that something is rotten in the state of Denmark. If thats true, we should let God take care of it. No, lets follow him. Speak, Ill go no further. Where are you taking me? Im not going any farther.
Listen to me. I will. Must render up myself. Ah, poor ghost! Just listen carefully to what I have To what I shall unfold. I am bound to hear. Im ready to hear you. You must be ready for revenge, too, when you hear me out. GHOST GHOST I am thy fathers spirit, Im the ghost of your father, doomed for a certain 10 Doomed for a certain term to walk the night period of time to walk the earth at night, while And for the day confined to fast in fires, during the day Im trapped in the fires of Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature purgatory until Ive done penance for my past Are burnt and purged away.
But that I am forbid sins. If I werent forbidden to tell you the secrets To tell the secrets of my prison house, of purgatory, I could tell you stories that would 15 I could a tale unfold whose lightest word slice through your soul, freeze your blood, Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,.
Act 1, Scene 5, Page 2 Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their make your eyes jump out of their sockets, and spheres, your hair stand on end like porcupine quills.
But Thy knotted and combind locks to part mortals like you arent allowed to hear this 20 And each particular hair to stand on end, description of the afterlife. Listen, listen! If you Like quills upon the fearful porpentine.
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List, list, O, list! Oh God! Take revenge for his horrible murder, that crime against nature. His most horrible murder. Murders always But this most foul, strange and unnatural. May sweep to my revenge. Youd have to be as lazy And duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed as a weed on the shores of Lethe not to get riled That roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf, up here. Now listen, Hamlet. Everyone was told Wouldst thou not stir in this.
Now, Hamlet, hear. But in fact, thats a lie A serpent stung me. So the whole ear of Denmark thats fooled everyone in Denmark. You should Is by a forgd process of my death know, my noble son, the real snake that stung Rankly abused.
But know, thou noble youth, your father is now wearing his crown. The serpent that did sting thy fathers life 40 Now wears his crown. My uncle? I knew it! With his With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts clever words and fancy gifts, he seduced my O wicked wit and gifts, that have the power seemingly virtuous queen, persuading her to give 45 So to seduce! They were evil words and gifts to The will of my most seeming-virtuous queen.
Oh, Hamlet, how far she fell! O Hamlet, what a falling off was there! She went from me, who loved her with the dignity From me, whose love was of that dignity and devotion that suits a legitimate marriage, to a That it went hand in hand even with the vow wretch whose natural gifts were poor compared 50 I made to her in marriage, and to decline to mine.
But just as you cant corrupt a truly Upon a wretch whose natural gifts were poor virtuous person no matter how you try, the To those of mine. But hang on, I think I smell the 55 So lust, though to a radiant angel linked, morning air. So let me be brief here. Your uncle Will sate itself in a celestial bed snuck up to me while I was sleeping in the And prey on garbage.
Methinks I scent the morning air.
Sleeping within my orchard, earthat poison that moves like quicksilver 60 My custom always of the afternoon, through the veins and curdles the blood, which is Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole just what it did to me.
I broke out in a scaly rash With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial, that covered my smooth body with a revolting And in the porches of my ears did pour crust.
And thats how my brother robbed me of The leperous distilment, whose effect my life, my crown, and my queen all at once. He 65 Holds such an enmity with blood of man cut me off in the middle of a sinful life. That swift as quicksilver it courses through The natural gates and alleys of the body And with a sudden vigor doth posset And curd, like eager droppings into milk, 70 The thin and wholesome blood.
So did it mine. And a most instant tetter barked about, Most lazar-like, with vile and loathsome crust All my smooth body. Act 1, Scene 5, Page 4 Unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled. I had no chance to repent my sins or receive last No reckoning made, but sent to my account rites. Oh, its horrible, horrible, so horrible! If you With all my imperfections on my head.
Dont let the Danish 80 Oh, horrible, oh, horrible, most horrible! But however you If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not. Leave her to God A couch for luxury and damnd incest. Now, good-bye.
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The But howsoever thou pursuest this act, glowworms light is beginning to fade, so morning 85 Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive is near. Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye. Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven Remember me. And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once.
The glowworm shows the matin to be near, 90 And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire. Adieu, adieu, adieu. Remember me. O earth! What else? Ah, all you up in heaven! And earth! And shall I couple hell? Oh, fie! Hold, hold, my heart, Shall I include hell as well? Keep And you, my sinews, grow not instant old, beating, my heart, and muscles, dont grow old 95 But bear me stiffly up.
Remember thee! Remember you! Yes, Ay, thou poor ghost, whiles memory holds a seat you poor ghost, as long as I have any power of In this distracted globe. Yea, from the table of my memory Yes, Ill wipe my mind clean of all trivial facts and Ill wipe away all trivial fond records, memories and preserve only your commandment All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past there. Yes, by God!
Oh, you evil woman! Oh, you That youth and observation copied there, villain, villain, you damned, smiling villain! And thy commandment all alone shall live Wheres my notebook? Its a good idea for me Within the book and volume of my brain, to write down that one can smile and smile, and Unmixed with baser matter. Yes, by heaven! At least its possible in Denmark. Now its time to O villain, villain, smiling, damnd villain! My tables!
Meet it is I set it down That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain. At least Im sure it may be so in Denmark. Now to my word. Act 1, Scene 5, Page 5 It is Adieu, adieu. He said, Remember me. I swore I would. I have sworn t. Sir, sir! Please let him be all right!
Im all right. Oh-ho-ho, sir! Come, bird, come. Oh-ho-ho, kid! Come here. So how did it go, sir? What happened, sir? It was incredible! Oh, please, tell us, sir. Youll reveal it. No, youll talk.
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I swear I wont, sir. I wont either, sir. Would heart of man once think Okay. But you promise you can keep a secret?
But youll be secret? Yes, I swear. Yes, youre absolutely right. So, without further And so, without more circumstance at all, ado, the best thing to do now is probably just to I hold it fit that we shake hands and part. You go You, as your business and desire shall point you and take care of your business since everybody For every man has business and desire, has some business to take care of, whatever it is Such as it isand for my own poor part, worth , and Ill go and pray.
Youre talking in such a crazy way, sir. Im sorry if I offended you; yes, very sorry. Yes faith, heartily. Oh, dont worry about it, sir.
No offense taken. Touching this vision here, As for this ghost we just saw, hes a real one, I It is an honest ghost, that let me tell you. But regarding what For your desire to know what is between us, happened between us, dont askI cant tell you. O'ermaster t as you may. As you are friends, scholars and soldiers, educated friends, do me one small favor. We will. What is it, sir? Of course we will. Dont ever tell anyone what youve seen tonight.
We wont, sir. No, you have to swear it. I swear to God I wont. Me too, I wont, I swear to God. Swear by my sword. But we already swore, sir. Yes, but swear by my sword this time. Sayst thou so? Art thou there, Ha ha, is that what you say, kid?
Are you down truepenny? Come on, you hear this guy Come on, you hear this fellow in the cellarage. Agree to swear. Consent to swear. Tell us what to swear, sir. You swear never to mention what youve seen. Then well shift our ground. Youre everywhere, arent you? Maybe we Come hither, gentlemen, should move. Come over here, gentlemen, and And lay your hands again upon my sword. Swear by my Swear by my sword sword youll never mention what youve heard. Never to speak of this that you have heard.
Canst work i' th' earth so fast? You said it right, old mole. Youre pretty busy A worthy pioneer! Once more remove, good friends.
What a tunneler! Lets move again, my friends. My God, this is unbelievably strange. Then give it a nice welcome, as you would give There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, to any stranger. There are more things in heaven Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. But come, and earth, Horatio, than youve even dreamed of. No matter how strangely I How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself act since I may find it appropriate to act a little As I perchance hereafter shall think meet crazy in the near future , you must never, ever let To put an antic disposition on , onwith a gesture of your hands or a certain That you, at such times seeing me, never shall expression on your facethat you know With arms encumbered thus, or this headshake, anything about what happened to me here Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase, tonight.
You must never say anything like, Ah, As Well, well, we know, or We could an if we yes, just as we suspected, or We could tell you would, a thing or two about him, or anything like that. Or If we list to speak, or There be an if they might, Swear you wont. This not to do, So grace and mercy at your most need help you, Swear. So, gentlemen, Okay, then, unhappy ghost, you can rest now.
Lets go back to court together, but shhh, God willing, shall not lack. Let us go in together, please. No talking about this. There is so much And still your fingers on your lips, I pray.
And damn the fact The time is out of joint. O cursd spite, that Im supposed to fix it! Come on, lets go. That ever I was born to set it right! Nay, come, lets go together. Give him this money and these letters, Reynaldo. I will, sir. Thats what I thought too, sir. Look you, sir, Excellent, very good. Ask around and find out Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris, what Danish people are in Pariswho they are, And how, and who, what means, and where they where they live and how much money they have, keep who their friends are.
By this encompassment and drift of question know my son, youll find out much more than if That they do know my son, come you more nearer you asked specific questions about him.
Just tell Than your particular demands will touch it. I know his father and his friends, him, or whatever. Do you get what Im saying, And, in part, him. Do you mark this, Reynaldo? Yes, very well, sir. You should say, I sort of know him, but not well. But, if t be he I mean, hes very wild. Is it the same Laertes whos a wild party animal? Addicted so and so. And there put on him Isnt he the one whos always, and so on.
Then 20 What forgeries you please. Marry, none so rank just make up whatever you wantof course, As may dishonor him.
Take heed of that. I mean But, sir, such wanton, wild, and usual slips make up any stories that. Act 2, Scene 1, Page 2 As are companions noted and most known sound like your average young guy, the kind of To youth and liberty. Like gambling, sir? But that would ruin his reputation! Oh no, not if you say it right. I dont want you to You must not put another scandal on him say hes a sex fiend, thats not what I mean.
Just 30 That he is open to incontinency. But breathe his faults so like a free spirit whos gone a little too far. Why should you do this, you want to know? I would know that. Id like to know. Well, heres what Im thinking. Im quite proud of And I believe it is a fetch of wit myself for coming up with this.
As you talk with 40 You, laying these slight sullies on my son someone and hint about my sons faults and little As twere a thing a little soiled i' th' working sins, youll watch his reaction, and if hes ever Mark you, your party in converse, him you would seen Laertes do any of these things, it will only be sound, natural for him to agree with you, at which point Having ever seen in the prenominate crimes hell call you sir, or my good friend, depending 45 The youth you breathe of guilty, be assured on who the person is, where he comes from, and He closes with you in this consequence: Good sir or so, or Friend, or Gentleman, According to the phrase or the addition Of man and country.
By the mass, I was about to say say? Good God, I was about to say something. Where did I leave? What was I saying? Ay, marry. It will be natural for him to agree with you.
Ah, 55 He closes thus: I know the gentleman. If he agrees hell say something I saw him yesterdayor t' other day, like this: Yes, I know the gentleman youre Or then, or then, with such or suchand, as you referring to.
I just saw him yesterday, or the say, other day, or whenever it is, you know, and There was he gaming, there o'ertook ins rouse, there he was gambling, or there he was, totally 60 There falling out at tennis, or, perchance, wasted, or fighting with somebody about a tennis I saw him enter such a house of sale match, or going into a house of ill reputethat Videlicet a brothel, or so forth.
See you now, means a whorehouse, you knowor whatever. Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth. Make sure your little lie brings out the truth. Were And thus do we of wisdom and of reach, doing this wisely and intelligently, indirectly, 65 With windlasses and with assays of bias, finding out things by roundabout means.
Thats By indirections find directions out. So by my former lecture and advice You get my point, dont you? Shall you my son. You have me, have you not? Yes, I do, sir. Fare you well. God bless you. Have a safe trip. Thank you, sir. Dont forget to see what hes up to with your own eyes. Dont trust gossip.
And I hope hes studying his music like hes supposed to. Got it, sir. How now, Ophelia? Whats the matter? Ophelia, whats the matter? Oh, father, father, Ive just had such a scare! From what, in Gods name? He was pale as his Pale as his shirt; his knees knocking each other; undershirt, and his knees were knocking together. And with a look so piteous in purport He looked so out of sorts, as if hed just come As if he had been loosd out of hell back from hell.
He came up to me. To speak of horrorshe comes before me. Is he crazy with love for you? Im not sure, but Im afraid he might be. But truly, I do fear it. What did he say? He grabbed me by the wrist and held me hard, Then goes he to the length of all his arm, then backed away an arms length and just And, with his other hand thus o'er his brow, looked at me, staring at me like an artist about to 90 He falls to such perusal of my face paint my picture.
He stayed like that a long time. As he would draw it. Long stayed he so. Act 2, Scene 1, Page 5 At last, a little shaking of mine arm Finally, after shaking my arm a little, and jerking And thrice his head thus waving up and down, his head up and down three times, he sighed like He raised a sigh so piteous and profound it was his last breath.
After that he let me go. He 95 As it did seem to shatter all his bulk left the room with his head turned back on me, And end his being. That done, he lets me go, finding his way out without looking, since his And, with his head over his shoulder turned, eyes were on me the whole time. He seemed to find his way without his eyes, For out o' doors he went without their helps, And to the last bended their light on me.
I will go seek the king. Come with me. Ill go tell the king about this.
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This This is the very ecstasy of love, is definitely love-craziness. Love is such a violent Whose violent property fordoes itself emotion that it makes people self-destruct, as And leads the will to desperate undertakings much as any strong emotion. Im so sorry. Did As oft as any passion under heaven you tell him anything that might have hurt his That does afflict our natures. I am sorry. What, have you given him any hard words of late?
But as you did command No, father, but I did what you told me to do and I did repel his fetters and denied sent back his letters and wouldnt let him visit His access to me. Thats what made him crazy. I regret not I am sorry that with better heed and judgment observing him more closely before I told you to I had not quoted him. I feared he did but trifle do that. I thought he was just toying with you and And meant to wreck thee.
But beshrew my jealousy! Damn my By heaven, it is as proper to our age suspicious thoughts! Its as common for us old To cast beyond ourselves in our opinions people to assume we know more than we do as As it is common for the younger sort for young people to be too wild and crazy.
Come To lack discretion. Come, go we to the king. Weve got to discuss This must be known, which, being kept close, might this matter, which could cause more trouble if we move keep it secret than if we discuss it openly. Act 2, Scene 2 Flourish. Welcome, dear Rosencrantz and Moreover that we much did long to see you, Guildenstern. Ive wanted to see you for a The need we have to use you did provoke long time now, but I sent for you so hastily Our hasty sending.
Something have you heard because I need your help right away. What it should be, word for it, since inside and out hes More than his fathers death, that thus hath put him different from what he was before. I cant So much from th' understanding of himself, imagine whats made him so unlike 10 I cannot dream of. I entreat you both himself, other than his fathers death. That, being of so young days brought up with him Since you both grew up with him and are And since so neighbored to his youth and 'havior, so familiar with his personality and That you vouchsafe your rest here in our court behavior, Im asking you to stay a while at Some little time so by your companies court and spend some time with him.
See 15 To draw him on to pleasures and to gather, if you can get Hamlet to have some fun, So much as from occasion you may glean, and find out if theres anything in particular Whether aught, to us unknown, afflicts him thus thats bothering him, so we can set about That, opened, lies within our remedy. Gentlemen, Hamlets talked a lot about 20 And sure I am two men there are not living you, and I know there are no two men To whom he more adheres.
If it will please you alive hes fonder of. If youll be so good as To show us so much gentry and good will to spend some time with us and help us As to expend your time with us awhile out, youll be thanked on a royal scale.
For the supply and profit of our hope, 25 Your visitation shall receive such thanks As fits a kings remembrance. Might, by the sovereign power you have of us, execute your command, instead of asking us so Put your dread pleasures more into command politely. Than to entreaty. Our services are entirely at your 30 And here give up ourselves, in the full bent, command. To lay our service freely at your feet To be commanded. Thanks, Rosencrantz and worthy Guildenstern. Thanks, Guildenstern and worthy Rosencrantz.
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Go, some of you, whos changed too much. Servants, take these And bring these gentlemen where Hamlet is. Amen to that! Are joyfully returned. Once again you bring good news. I assure my good liege, Do I, sir? I assure your majesty Im only doing my I hold my duty as I hold my soul, duty both to my God and my good king. Act 2, Scene 2, Page 3 And I do thinkor else this brain of mine And I believeunless this brain of mine is not so Hunts not the trail of policy so sure politically cunning as it used to bethat Ive As it hath used to dothat I have found found out why Hamlets gone crazy.
The very cause of Hamlets lunacy. That do I long to hear. Tell me! I want very much to find out. All right, but first let the ambassadors speak. My news shall be the fruit to that great feast. Then you can hear my news, as dessert. Then be so kind as to show them in. He tells me, my dear Gertrude, he hath found Gertrude, he says hes found out the reason for 55 The head and source of all your sons distemper. I doubt its anything but the obvious reason: His fathers death and our o'erhasty marriage.
Welcome, my good friends!
Well, well get to the bottom of it. Welcome, my Say, Voltemand, what from our brother Norway? Tell me, Voltemand, whats the news from the king of Norway? Greetings to you too, your Highness. As soon as Upon our first, he sent out to suppress we raised the matter, the king sent out His nephews levies, which to him appeared messengers to stop his nephews war To be a preparation 'gainst the Polack, preparations, which he originally thought were But, better looked into, he truly found directed against Poland but learned on closer 65 It was against your highness.
Whereat grieved examination were directed against you. He was That so his sickness, age, and impotence very upset that Fortinbras had taken advantage of Was falsely borne in handsends out arrests his being old and sick to deceive him, and he On Fortinbras, which he, in brief, obeys, ordered Fortinbrass arrest.
Fortinbras swore Receives rebuke from Norway, and in fine never to threaten Denmark again. Whereon old Norway, overcome with joy,. Act 2, Scene 2, Page 4 Gives him three thousand crowns in annual fee The old king was so overjoyed by this promise 75 And his commission to employ those soldiers, that he gave young Fortinbras an annual income So levied as before, against the Polack, of three thousand crowns and permission to lead With an entreaty, herein further shown, his soldiers into Poland, asking you officially in That it might please you to give quiet pass this letter to allow his troops to pass through your Through your dominions for this enterprise, kingdom on their way to Poland.
Hes assuring 80 On such regards of safety and allowance you of your safety. Meanwhile, Answer, and think upon this business. Go relax now. Tonight Meantime we thank you for your well-took labor. Welcome back! At night well feast together. Most welcome home! Well, that turned out well in the end. Sir and My liege and madam, to expostulate madam, to make grand speeches about what What majesty should be, what duty is, majesty is, what service is, or why day is day, 90 Why day is day, night night, and time is time, night is night, and time is time is just a waste of a Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time.
Therefore, since the Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit essence of wisdom is not talking too much, Ill And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, get right to the point here.
Your son is crazy. I will be brief: Crazy Im calling it, since how can you say what 95 Mad call I it, for, to define true madness, craziness is except to say that its craziness? But What is t but to be nothing else but mad? But let that go. More matter, with less art. Please, stick to the point. Madam, Im doing nothing but sticking to the That he is mad, tis true. Tis true, tis pity, point. Its true hes crazy, and its a shame its And pity tis tis truea foolish figure, true, and its truly a shame hes crazybut now I But farewell it, for I will use no art.
Mad let us grant him then. And now remains. Act 2, Scene 2, Page 5 That we find out the cause of this effect, Now, if we agree Hamlets crazy, then the next Or rather say, the cause of this defect, step is to figure out the cause of this effect of For this effect defective comes by cause.
This is what we must do, and Who in her duty and obedience, mark, thats exactly what needs to be done. Think Hath given me this.
Now gather and surmise. I have a daughter I have her until she reads a letter To the celestial and my souls idol, gets married whos given me this letter, the most beautified OpheliaThats an ill phrase, a considering it her duty. Listen and think about vile phrase. Beautified is a vile phrase.
But you this: But Ill go on: Hamlet wrote this letter to Ophelia? I will be faithful. Madam, please be patient. Ill read it to you. But never doubt I love. You may wonder if the truth is a liar, O dear Ophelia, I am ill at these numbers. I have But never wonder if I love. I cant put my oh, most best, believe it. Believe it.
And more above, hath his solicitings, Dutifully and obediently my daughter showed me As they fell out by time, by means, and place, this letter, and more like it. Shes told me all All given to mine ear. And how did she react to all this? Sir, what is your opinion of me? As of a man faithful and honorable. I know you are loyal and honorable. But what might you think, I would like to prove to you that I am.
But what When I had seen this hot love on the wing would you have thought of me if I had kept quiet As I perceived it, I must tell you that, when I found out about this hot little love which I Before my daughter told mewhat might you, noticed even before my daughter told me about Or my dear majesty your queen here, think, it?
My dear queen, what would you have If I had played the desk or table-book, thought of me if I had turned a blind eye to what Or given my heart a winking, mute and dumb, was happening between Hamlet and my Or looked upon this love with idle sight? No, I had to do something. And so I What might you think? No, I went round to work, said to my daughter: Lord Hamlet is a prince, And my young mistress thus I did bespeak: You have to end this.
Lord Hamlet is a prince out of thy star. And then I gave her orders to stay away from This must not be. And then I prescripts gave her, him, and not to accept any messages or little That she should lock herself from his resort, gifts from him. She did what I said. When she Admit no messengers, receive no tokens. And thats why hes Fell into a sadness, then into a fast, crazy now, and all of us feel sorry for him.
Thence to a watch, thence into a weakness, Thence to a lightness, and, by this declension, Into the madness wherein now he raves And all we mourn for. It may be, it certainly may be. When it proved otherwise? Not that I know of. Ill follow the clues and If circumstances lead me, I will find uncover the truth, even if its at the very center of Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed the earth.
Within the center. What can we do to find out if its true? Yes, he does. If he love her not behind the arras and watch what happens.
If it And be not from his reason fall'n thereon, turns out that Hamlets not in love after all, and Let me be no assistant for a state hasnt gone mad from love, then you can fire me But keep a farm and carters. Well try what you suggest. Please go away, both of you. Ill speak to him Ill board him presently. O, give me leave. Oh, please let me. How does my good Lord Hamlet? How are you, Hamlet? Fine, thank you. Do you know who I am? You are a fishmonger. Of course. You sell fish.
No, not me, sir. In that case I wish you were as good a man as a fish seller. Good, sir? To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one Yes, sir. Only one man in ten thousand is good in man picked out of ten thousand.
Thats definitely true, my lord. I do indeed, my lord. Conception is a blessing, Then by all means never let her walk in public. Still harping on my to himself Now, what does he mean by that? Yet he knew me not at first. He said I was Still harping on my daughter. But he didnt a fishmonger. He is far gone, far gone. And truly in recognize me at first. Hes far gone. But when I was young I near this.
Ill speak to him again. Ill do you read, my lord? A lot of words. And what is the subject? Between whom? I mean, what do the words say? For the satirical rogue says here that Oh, just lies, sir. Utilitas usefulness, conveni- ence to what end? Power, in the interests of avoiding shame. Honestas probity, integrity, trustworthiness to what end?
Service to others, in the interests of avoiding guilt. On the one hand, they could yield to Christian compassion; on the other, they could cling to aristocratic pride: what St. As examples, Bromwich begins with T.
Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother. O heart, lose not thy nature. I will speak daggers to her, but use none. Why, what an ass am I! Why dost thou doubting stande? O false reuolting mynde, Why dost thou staggring to and fro such chaunge of fancies fynde?
After she decides to kill her children, Medea momentarily abandons her scheme. But perhaps that is just me. Seneca in contrast is more pessimistic. Shame culture may lead to tragedy, but it is inescapable; guilt culture is at best a utopian fantasy. Turnus, disarmed, pleads for his life, but Aeneas is too furious to allow him to live. And more and more the gentle speech to swage his minde began: When loe, alas the lucklesse Belt that on his shoulders than Aloft with buckles glittering bright with gold that garnish were Appeared, which he knew right well, that Pallas young did beare, Whom Turnus with a mightie wound had slayne not long before, And now in the pillage of his foe upon his shoulders wore.
But when with eyes those tokens great of greefe he did behold And spoyles with rage incenst, in furie wood, and uncontrold, Ah wretch q[uoth] he thinckst thou, that wearing spoyles of mind, from mee Thou so shalt scape?
Now Pallas with this wound, now Pallas thee Doth offer up, and on thy wicked blood revenge doth take. This saying, deepe him to the hart with naked sword he strake Incenst with ire, the native heat his limmes doth strait forsake. They have more scope to make their own decisions, but these decisions are conceived rather narrowly as choices between a welter of external pressures and a single, salient internal impetus rather than as requiring them to arbitrate within themselves between competing, incompatible motives.
Yet Hegel decries this form of tragedy. Death would be too easy; Hamlet wants his victim to suffer eternally in hell. Thynkst thou the Gods will be apeasde, if thou forth with be slayne? So many mischiefes don: and ist enough one stroke to bydt? Part of its horror, it seems to me, is its ethical incoherence.Similarities include the prince's feigned madness, his accidental killing of the king's counsellor in his mother's bedroom, and the eventual slaying of his uncle.
By heaven, I charge thee, speak. Its true hes crazy, and its a shame its And pity tis tis truea foolish figure, true, and its truly a shame hes crazybut now I But farewell it, for I will use no art. Home About Story Contact Help. Conventional wisdom holds that Hamlet is too obviously connected to legend, and the name Hamnet was quite popular at the time.
But regarding what For your desire to know what is between us, happened between us, dont askI cant tell you. Dont ever tell anyone what youve seen tonight.
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