|Which name in this scene is an allusion to ‘the Fox’ and so represents deception?
|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.