HAMLET- Act 2, Scene 1 KEY QUOTES.

Which name in this scene is an allusion to ‘the Fox’ and so represents deception? “Reynaldo”
Which quote demonstrates Ophelia’s indirect account of Hamlet’s madness, reflecting her innocence and the ambiguity surrounding Hamlet’s madness? “…with a look so piteous in purport.”
How does Polonius discuss the damaging nature of love? “…the very ecstasy of love, Whose violent property fordoes itself…”
How does Polonius foreshadow the desparate nature of Ophelia’s later temperament due to love and thus her death? “…leads the will to desperate undertakings…”
How does Polonius suggest the inseparability of human nature from flaws in character, no matter age or status? “…as proper to our age To cast beyond ourselves in our opinions As it is common for the younger sort To lack discretion”
Which quote suggests the importance and significance of honour? “My Lord, that would dishonour him.” Short sentence from Reynaldo- he has precious little dialogue, and so this observation from him in this way emphasises its importance.