How does Hamlet demonstrate his sanity through word play and also his desire to detach himself from Claudius? “Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended. Mother, you have my father much offended…”
How does Hamlet note the fleeting and fickle nature of love? “…such an act… Calls virtue hypocrite, takes off the rose…”
How does Hamlet state that age is synonymous with a loss of passion, possibly leaving exposed human corruption? “You cannot call it love; for at your age the hey- day in the blood is tame…”
How does Hamlet use graphic imagery to describe the decadent and corrupt nature of Claudius and Gertrude’s relationship? “…live in the rank sweat of an enseamed bed, stew’d in corruption…honeying and making love over the nasty sty”
How does Hamlet demonstrate the notion of status as a societal driving force and consider death as moral? “I took thee for thy better. Take thy fortune.”
Which quote seems to demonstrate that Hamlet’s course of revenge is directed by loyalty to the Ghost rather than by conviction? “…this visitation is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose…”
How does Hamlet allude to the fall (again!) and show the notion of corruption increasing with time and destroying emotion? “…my two schoolfellows, Whom I will trust as I will adders fang’d…”
How does Hamlet present Polonius’ death as justified? “Thou find’st to be busy is some danger.”