Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1 Quotes

“Who’s there?” (1.1) Speaker: BarnardoTo whom: Fransisco Literary Device: Tone of uncertainty Context: Beginning of the play, twelve a clock at night, the guards have been seeing apparitions of the dead king hamlet on the castle rampartsPurpose: Shows caution and tone of fear and uncertainty
“Stand and unfold yourself” Speaker: FransiscoTo whom: BarnardoLiterary Devices: Metaphor, the command that Fransisco uses compares Barnardo to paper, as if he could be unfolded to reveal more of himself, this line also reflects how Hamlet as a character unfolds and deconstructs throughout the storyContext: Twelve O’clock at the castle ramparts, this is the beginning of the play that still establishes the setting, act 1 scene 1, they have been seeing ghostsPurpose: ???
“Long live the king!” Speaker: FransiscoTo whom: BarnardoContext: Mignight castle ramparts, ghost shit
“’tis now struck twelve.” Speaker: BarnardoTo whom: FransiscoLiterary Devices: NoneContext: It is twelve o’clock, duhh,,,, castle ramparts, ghostPurpose: The purpose of this line is to establish the setting of the play, because the globe theatre didn’t have very good production value, the plays had to explicitly state the settings somewhere in the monologue or dialogue
“Tis bitter cold and i am sick at heart.” Speaker: FranciscoTo whom: BarnardoLiterary Devices: Personification, his heart is growing sick like the cold weather, personifying the cold weather as being able to have feelings and emotions
“The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.” Speaker: BarnardoTo whom: FransiscoLiterary Devices: Context: Purpose:
“A piece of him.” Speaker: HoratioIn response to whom: BarnardoLiterary Devices: Context: Purpose:
“Horatio says tis but our fantasy” Marcellus 9
“And let us once again assail your ears,” Barnardo 9
“In which the majesty of buried Denmark..” Horatio 11
“Stay! speak! speak! I charge thee, speak!” Horatio 11
“Is not this something more than fantasy?” Barnardo 11
“Without the sensible and true avouch of mine own eyes.” Horatio 11
“This bodes some strange eruption to our state.” Horatio 13
“A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,” Horatio 15
“Extorted treasure in the womb of earth,” Horatio 17
“And our vain blows malicious mockery.” Marcellus 17
“So have I heard and do in part believe it. But look, the morn in russet mantle clad Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill. Break we our watch up, and by my advice Let us impart what we have seen tonight Unto young Hamlet; for, upon my life, this spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him. Do you consent we shall acquaint him with it as needful in our loves, fitting our duty?” Horatio 19
“Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death the memory be green.” Claudius 21
“Brow of woe” Claudius 21
“Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, th’ imperial jointress to this warlike state,” Claudius 21
With mirth in funeral” Claudius 21
“The head is not more native to the heart, the hand more instrumental to the mouth, than is the throne od Denmark to thy father.” Claudius 21
“I do beseech you give him leave to go.” Polonius 25
“A little more than kin and less than kind.” Hamlet 25
“How is it that clouds still hang on you?” Claudius 25
“Not so, my lord; I am too much in the sun.” Hamlet 25
“Good hamlet, cast thy nighted color off, and let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. Do not forever with thy vailed lids seek for thy noble father in the dust. Thou know’st ’tis common; all that lives must die passing through nature to eternity.” Gertrude 25
“Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, nor customary suits of solemn black, nor windy suspiration of frced breath, no, nor the fruitful river in the eye,” hamlet 25
“These but the trappings and the suits of woe.” Hamlet 27
“Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet, to give these mourning duties to your father. Claudius 27
“A heart unfortified, a mind impatient, an understanding simple and unschooled. For what we know must be and is as common.” Claudius 27
Page 29 Soliloquy ham melt 29
“Nor shall you do my ear that violence.” hamlet 31
“The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables. Would i had met my dearest foe in heaven or ever i had seen that day, horatio! My father–methinks I see my father.” Hamlet 33
“My lord, the King your father.” Horatio 33
“Armed at point exactly, capapie,” Horatio 35
“Within his truncheon’s length, whilst they, distilled almost to jelly with the act of fear,” Horatio 35
“For Hamlet, and the trifling of his face; hold it a fashion and a toy in blood, a violet in the youth of primy nature, forward, not permanent, aweet not lasting, the perfume and suppliance of a minute, no more.” Laertes 39
“For nature, crescent, does not grow alone” Laertes 41
“As watchman to my heart. But, good my brother. Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine, himself the primrose path of dalliance treads and recks not his own rede. “ ophelia 43
Polonius speech 43 Polonius 43
“The King doth wake tonight and takes his rouse, Keeps wassail, and the swagg’ring upspring reels; and, as he drains his draughts of Rehnish down, the kettledrum and trumpet thus bray out the triumph of his pledge.” Hamlet 49
“Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell,” Hamlet 51
“Something is wrotten in the state of Denmark.” Marcellus 55
The late hamlets speech king 57