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Hamlet's Quotes and questions about revenge tragedies


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"O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven...It hath the primal eldest curse upon't / A brother's murder"
Claudius : soliloquy Speaking of his act murder and Referencing cain and able
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark"
Marcellus says to Horatio : Something is wrong within the Royal family
"Though this be madness, it there is method in't-will you walk out if the air,my lord"
The first part is Polonious in an aside: The second part he speaks to prince Hamlet: Polonius is thinking Hamlet is crazy or maybe he is faking it.
"....And now I'll do't. And so a goes to heaven;/ And so I am revenged. That would be scann'd:/ A villian kills my father, and for that, / I. his sole son, do this same villian send/ to heaven"
Hamlet: Soliloquy
He wants to wit until claudius is sinning before he kills him
And let me speak to th' yet knowing world/ How these things came about: so shall you hear/ of carnal bloody and unnatural acts, of accidental judments,casual slaughters, / of deaths put on by cunning and forc'd cause/...."
Horatio to Fortinbras : This is a recap at the end of the play
What is Cartharsis?
The release of pity and fear by the audience at the end of the tragedy.
"...O most wicked speed, to post/ With such dexterity to incestous sheets! / It is not nor cannot come to good:/ But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue"
Hamlet soliloquy : His dislike of his mothers marriage to his uncle
"...frailty, thy name is woman"
Hamlet soliloquy : Gertrude is weak
"To be or not to be; that is the question;/ Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The clings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to arms against a sea of troubles,/ And by opposing them?"
Hamlet soliloquy :
Suicide contemplation to live or not to live
"The time is out of joint o cursed spite/ that everI was born to set it right"
Hamlet soliloquy: cursing the day that he was born into the royal family
"One woe doth tread upon another's heel..."
Gertrude to Laeretes: One bad thing comeing with another bad thing. She is trying to soften the blow of Ophelia's death
"...There's a divinity that shapes our ends,/Rough-hew them how we will"
Hamlet to Horatio: God already knows our destiny and we can't change it
"Why man, they did make love to this employment/ They are not near my conscious. Their defeat/ does by their own insinuation grow
Hamlet to Horatio : He doesn't feel guilty for what he done to rosencratz and
"...Whose end both ar the first and now, was and is to hold as't were, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature scorn her own image..."
Hamlet talking to actors: To show of reality
"What is the reason that you use mer thus?/ I lov'd you ever: but it is no matter; Let Hercules himself do what he may, / The cat will mew adn the dog will have his day
Hamlet to Laeretes
Not going to be on test
"A little more than kin and less than kind!
"Hamlet aside : He is referring to his uncle now being his stepfather more kin but not really to him
""...I knew him... a fellow of infinete jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath born me/ on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is? My gorge rises at it/...
Hamlet to Horatio Says this about yorick his chilhood friend who was King Hamlet's jester. He realizes that we all return to dust
I'll have grounds / more relative than this: the play's the thing Wherein i'll catch the conscious of the king
"Hamlet soliloquy Hamlet is wanting proof of Cladius guilt.
There with fantastic garlands did she make/...When down her weedy trophies and herself/ Fell into the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide;/ And mermaid like awhile they bore her up;...
"Gertrude to Laeretes telling him that Ophelia had drowned
"Let not the royal bed of Denmark be / A"couch for luxury and damned incest""
Ghost to Hamlet: Stop Gertrude and Cladius from sleeping together
"Why, as a woodcock to my own springe....I am justly kill'd with my own treachery"
Laertes to Hamlet : He got caught in his own trap and desrves what he gets
"If thou dist ever hold me in thy heart, / Absent from felicity awhile, / And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, / to tell my story"
Hamlet to Horatio : He wants Horatio to tell the truth and keep his name clean
"...was your father dear to you? / Or are you painting of a sorrow, / A face without a heart?
Claudius to Laertes : Did you love your father or is it fake. Claudius is manipulating Laertes to kill Hamlet
"...O From this time forth, My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth!"
Hamlet Soliloquy from now own he is not going to Procastrinate He is going to take care of business he has been inspired by fortinbras army
"Not so, my lord, I am too much I' the sun"
Hamlet to King Claudius : This is a Pun. He is in the presence of Claudius too much
Characteristics of a hero?
Nobility, tragic flaw, suffers, Happiness, agony, vengeance is his goal
Define realism
A literary technique that attempts to create the appearance of life as it is usually experienced
A writer who makes plays
Well Made play
conventions including plenty of suspense created by a meticolous plotting
Problem Play
a type of drama that presents a social issue in order to awaken the audiences to it. Henry Ibsen
Began in late 19th and early 20th century. It derives its name from the idea that human beings are part of nature and subject to its laws
Difference in traditional plays and modern plays
Palace--setting--Living room
Royalty-Characters-Me & You
Any literary work that relies on implausible events and sensational action for its effects. Often a virtous individual must somehow confront and overcome a wicked opressor
Litereary tragedy
presents couragous individuals who confront powerful forces
What is Hamlets tragic Flaw?
He thinks too much.
What is Calvinism?
The belief that we are predestined to heavan or hell.
What is Momento mori?
It is latin for Remember you are mortal
What is authors technique called Allusion?
When an author eludes
What was the name of the play within the play and it's significance?
The mousetrap He was going to catch the kings conscious.
What is a dumbshow?
Its the begining of a play that shows what the play is going to be about. No words are spoken like miming the play.
What does a revenge tragedy entail? (7 things)
1.Ghost scheming villain 3.Poison 4.Madness 5. Conspiracies 6.Suicide
7.Casual slaughter
What is a soliloquy?
When an actor reveals his thought (aloud) alone on stage. Only the audience can hear him.
What is an aside?
It is when an actor speaks on stage so that the other actors on stage cannot hear him but the audience can.
Where did tragedies derive from?
Romans and Greeks
What is the Prologue?
The opening speech or dialogue of any play, especially a greek play that usually gives the exposition necessary to follow subsequent action.
What is Parados?
Song sung by the chorus as it first enters
What is Episodia?
A scene of dialogue where one or more actors take part int it.
What is Exodus?
A progressional song sung by the chorus at the end of the play offering wisdom related to the actions and outcome of the play.
What is a stasimon?
A choral ode that often reflect on the dialogue and events of the preceding episode
What is the setting of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark?
Hamlet was set in Denmark in early 1600's. Elsinore was the town in which the castle was in Castle is Elsinore

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