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Act III Act IV action appearance assist assume attitude attribute beginning belief cause central character characterization Claudius climax close Clown condition consumed conversation Dallas death Denmark drama dramatic purpose draw effect elements emotion England environing example father feel follows formed function Ghost give given habit Hamlet show Hamlet's nature heart Horatio idea importance interview keys kill kind King King's knowledge Laertes leave letter lines madness meaning meant mental MICHIGAN mind moral mother motive murder Nemesis never opening Ophelia opinion Paper-The persons play of Hamlet plot Polonius Queen reason reference regard relation represent response reveal Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Scene Shakespeare shown side soliloquy speak speech stage story subtleties supernatural agencies tell thing thought touch Tragedy of Hamlet traits utter versus virtue words
Page 18 - And let those that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them : for there be of them, that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that's villainous; and . shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.
Page 16 - O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew ; Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self -slaughter...
Page 15 - ... can they be expressed by a single man ? There ought to be at least a dozen of these people, if they could be had : for it is only in society that they are anything; they are society itself; and Shakspeare showed no little wisdom and discernment in bringing in a pair of them.
Page 19 - My words fly up, my thoughts remain below, Words without thought never to Heaven go.