|‘Get thee to a nunnery:’||Hamlet to Ophelia||3.1|
Repeated phrase suggesting she’s a whore -
nunnery also meant a brothel.
‘God hath given you one face and you make
Hamlet to Ophelia
Misogynistic again? Suggesting all women are two
faced. He’s right though - Ophelia had spied on
him for Claudius & Polonius.
|‘… cousin Hamlet,’||Claudius to Hamlet||3.2||Suggests a family affection - though false.|
|‘… the chameleon’s dish’||Hamlet in reply||3.2||Hints that Claudius is not what he seems.|
‘Do you think I meant country matters?’
Hamlet to Ophelia
During the play, Hamlet uses crude and offensive
language to Ophelia - suggesting he’s thinking of
‘… look you how cheerfully my mother
looks, and my father died within two hours’
|Hamlet to Ophelia||3.2|
Shows anger at the happiness of his widowed
|‘The lady doth protest too much methinks’||Gertrude to Hamlet||3.2|
Gertrude seems unaware of the reason for Hamlet’s
questioning during the play.
|‘A poisons him i’th’garden for’s estate’||Hamlet to court||3.2|
He makes it clear that the play king is poisoned,
hoping to prick Claudius’ conscience.
|‘Give me some light: away!’||Claudius to Lords||3.2|
He makes an excuse to leave the hall - a sign of
guilt in Hamlet’s eyes.
|‘… my wit’s diseased’||Hamlet to Rosencrantz||3.2|
Hamlet suggests that his usual flair with words is
|‘I will speak daggers to her but use none’||Hamlet soliloquy||3.2|
He tells the audience how he intends to speak to his
|‘I like him not’||Claudius to Guildenstern||3.3|
Claudius’ real feelings towards Hamlet are made
|‘Oh, my offence is rank’||Claudius soliloquy||3.3||Claudius’ confession.|
‘All may be well’
Hoping that by prayer, his sins are forgiven -
dramatic irony - the audience know of Hamlet’s
‘My words fly up, my thoughts remain
Telling the audience that he doesn’t intend his
confession to be known beyond God.
|‘Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended’||Gertrude to Hamlet||3.4|
Shows her lack of understanding by suggesting that
Hamlet should care about Claudius.