A40-Hamlet Section 2 - \"To Be or Not To Be Read all parts of your assignment carefully and record your responses in the appropriate places 1 Following

A40-Hamlet Section 2 - "To Be or Not To Be Read all parts...

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"To Be, or Not To Be" Read all parts of your assignment carefully and record your responses in the appropriate places. 1. Following are four passages from Acts 2 and 3 of HamletIdentify the speaker of each one and explain the context in which the passage occurs. Then comment on the dramatic purpose, or dramatic significance, of the passage. In other words, explain howeach passage may reveal character, advance the plot, or illustrate atheme, motif, or subject of the play. Your response should take theform of a well-developed paragraph for each passage.a."What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties,"(Act 2, Scene 2, lines 318 and 319 / 303 and 304)It's in Hamlet, in act II. His supposed friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, ask him why he's so depressed, and he says he doesn't know; mankind is glorious and marvelous, and yet he (Hamlet) doesn't find any pleasure in mankind or anything else in the world.b."0, 'tis too true!How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience!"(Act 3, Scene 1, lines 56 and 57 / 50 and 51)Unlike Polonius, Claudius knows that all his scheming might catch up with him in the end. What's interesting about this passage is the way his sexist remarks align his own deception with the use of cosmetics. The king compares his "painted word[s]" (every lie he .

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