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ACT 3 Rozencratz and Guildenstern didn’t learn anything new about Hamlet Seeing unseen- King Maybe queen Gertrude is a really good mother who doesn’t know how to help Hamlet Shakespeare makes King Claudius sound as he’s hissing when there are longer parts of him talking King Claudius wants to use religion in order to trick Hamlet We have never got an aside from Claudius What Polonius just said hurt Claudius’s conscious The makeup a prostitute uses to gain customer is no more beautiful than the wrongs I’ve done -Claudius He’s admitting he’s false, they way he acts (mean) is a way to hide his feelings To be or not to be- is famous because it’s weird, he’s engaging in a deeply academic process It’s weird that during his speech he points out the questions he just made To be- to think or to question, exist, to affect other things, to feel, to take action, is to own the incredible responsibility of being a human being, to choose a mask, to question that identity, to be afraid of that identity, to sometimes want less of that identity To Not Be- to lack definition, to not being alive, no masks, to not affect anything ----Hamlet is a coward's argument: he said it, didn’t do anything yet, he’s relying on something else instead of being straightforward (Play) Quietus- quiet, silent, peaceful, empty, lonely (comfort from what we know is gonna happen. Bare bodkin -Knife to the heart Anxiety of anxiety- anticipation We don’t die because we are cowards Scared of not being accomplished - greatest death Everything is worth being is hard Conscious makes us cowards of us all(Hamlet)
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To memorize the to be or not to be speech November 14 and 15 3 mistakes before he counts on of ours Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day Iamb- an unstressed syllable followed by a higher sound Pentameter- we refer the flow of poetry is meter(time signature)(5 meters) Ophelia is breaking up with Hamlet, and giving his stuff back Honest and fair-alternate meanings Honest-truthful, faithful Fair-just and beautiful Hamlet told Ophelia get thee to a nunnery Nunnery-convent/slang(brothel) Convent is a place where nuns trained, a safe house for women in danger Arrant knaves- we are all fools, don’t believe us Hamlet asks Ophelia if she's honest, then says beauty corrupts honesty. “Doubt truth to be a liar” Nothing is logical Hamlet wanted give ophelia a chance so he asked her about his father. Dowry- a very old wedding traditional(ancient) there is no greater inconvenience than having women in your household, YOU PAY THE GROOM TO MARRY THE DAUGHTER chaste - no sex Calumny- Effect of blowing a candle out and the smell gets stronger.
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