|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.”