Hamlet Quote Review, Act I

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