Hamlet Characters Quotes

Appearance vs Reality “As I perchance hereafter shall think meetTo put an antic disposition on” (Hamlet)”Though this be madness, yet there is methodin’t” (Polonius)”Then is my deed to my most painted word” (Claudius)”The play’s the thing Wherin ill catch the conscience of the King” (Hamlet)”One may smile and smile and be a vilain” (Hamlet)”To be honest in this world goes, is to be one man picked out of 10000″ (Hamlet)”That I essentially am not in madness, But mad in craft” (Hamlet)
Sin and Salvation “Oh my offence is rank, it smells to heaven” (Claudius)”What form of pray can serve my term? ‘Forgive me my foul murder’?” (Claudius)”Be soft as sinews as a new-born baby” (Claudius)”To be or not to be, that is the question” (Hamlet)”Oh that this too solid flesh would melt, that and resolve itself into dew!” (Hamlet)”My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; without thoughts never to heaven go” (Claudius)
Madness and Melancholy “Though this be madness yet there is method in’t” (Polonius)”That I essentially am not in madness, But mad in craft” (Hamlet)”How weary, stale and unprofitable to me seem all the uses of the land””How ill’s all here around my heart””To put a antic disposition on” (Hamlet)”Your noble son is mad” (Polonius)
Women “Get thee to a nunnery…why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners” (Hamlet)”Frailty, thy name is woman” (Hamlet)”My Lord, you made me believe so” (Ophelia)”I have a daughter – have while she is mine” (Polonius)”This in obedience hath my daughter shown me” (Polonius)”I shall obey you” (Gertrude)”The Lady doth protest too much methinks” (Gertrude)”Lord, we know what we are, but not know what we may be” (Ophelia)”Lose your heart, or your chase treasure open” (Laertes)
Politics & Society “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (Marcellus)”The ulcerous place, whilst rank corruption…infects unseen””I am justly killed with my own treachery” (Laertes)”Mirth is funeral…death in marriage” (Claudius)”Most foul, strange and unnatural” (King Hamlet)”Time is out of joint”
Revenge & Revenge Tradgedy “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder…Murder most foul, strange and unnatural” (Ghost)”Let not the royal bed of Denmark be a couch for luxury and damned incest” (Ghost)”A bloody deed? Almost as bad, good mother, as kill a King and marry his brother” (Hamlet)”Oh from this moment forth, my thoughts be bloody or nothing worth” (Hamlet)”Only I’ll be revenged most thoroughly for my father” (Laertes)