|Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not “seems”
||Hamlet to Gertrude Regarding the reality and depth of Hamlet’s grief
|Frailty, thy name is woman!
||Hamlet in his soliloquy about suicideReflects misogyny as a result of Gertrude’s actions following King Hamlet’s death
|This above all — to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man
||Polonius to Laertes, Giving him life advice before he leaves for France
|A little more than kin, and less than kind.
||Hamlet in aside while with ClaudiusCommunicates his displeasure about Claudius marrying his mother
|Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
||Marcellus to HoratioBelieving the appearance of the apparition foreshadows future conflict in Denmark
|Our sometime sister, now our Queen
||Claudius in beginning speechHighlights the dual relationship between Claudius and Gertrude
|O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew
||Hamlet in his soliloquy about suicideIndicates he’s so depressed he wishes he could disappear
|Thrift, thrift, Horatio! The funeral bak’d meats Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.
||Hamlet to HoratioIllustrating that the marriage between Claudius and Gertrude came very soon after King Hamlet’s funeral
|Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles, like a puff’d and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads. And recks not his own rede.
||Ophelia to LaertesIn response to his advice about staying virginal and away from Hamlet
|My hour is almost come When I to sulphrous and tormenting flames Must render up myself.
||Ghost to HamletIndicating King Hamlet spends his days in purgatory