Hamlet - Act One Scene 1 The action of the play begins at midnight We learn from the nervou guards the preparations for war and nightly visitations of

Hamlet - Act One Scene 1 The action of the play begins at...

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Act One Scene 1 The action of the play begins at midnight. We learn from the nervou guards the preparations for war and nightly visitations, of the ghost, the previous king. Horatio a scholar, has been asked by the sentinels to attend the watch with them. The ghost appears but will not speak to them. They agree to inform Hamlet of what they have seen. Land in tragedy- state of war Horatio: This bodes some strange eruption to our state (Page 13 line 80) - Disturbance of man; what was once orderly is not as they see the ghost of the king King is in a state of distress - Dressed in armor; state of war as he died - Night has been disturbed- sleep is disturbed as body is not at rest Act one Scene 2 Claudias, the newly crowned King of Denmark, holds court. He talks about his recent marriage to the wife of his brother, the previous king, and then about activities of young Fortinbras. He grants Laertes the son of his chief advisor, permission to return to his studies in Paris but denies a similar request from his nephew Hamlet. Later in the scene , Horatio and the two sentinels tell Hamlet what they have seen upon the battlements. King's speech - speaks as if he is on a soapbox - Long winded words/painted words/long speech King; Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death, the memory be green, and that it us befitted. To bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdom. To be contracted in one brow of woe, Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature, That we with wisest sorrow think on him, Together with remembrance with ourselves. Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, The imperial jointress to this warlike state, Have we, as ‘twere with a defeated joy, With an auspicious and dropping eye, With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage. In equal scale weighing delight and dole. (Lined 1-10 pg 16) - The memory is still fresh - Suffering + Mourning Irony as they are celebrating a coronation - Auspicious dropping eye - Succesful yet dropping - Mirth in funeral - Joy in funeral - Defeated joy - Claudius is able to rejoice and mourn at the same time. Oxymoron and juxtaposition King; Our state to be disjoint and out of frame (Page 16 line 19) - Natural order of earth is disjointed
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Hamlets intro; comes to the coronation - Responds to Claudia's with one liners as he is too smart for him - Speaks in riddles; outsmart others Hamlet; A little more kin than kind (Page 17 line 65) - Way to close not much kindness (pun-meaning of kindness) Hamlet; Not so my lord, I am too much in the sun (Page 17 line 69) - Pun - Sun or Son? Nows too much in his age King; Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off, and let thine eye look like a friend to Denmark. Do not for ever with thy vailed lids, Seek for thy noble father in the dust. Thou know'st ‘tis common. All that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity( Page 17-18 line 69-70) - Cast your eyes and look to denmark as a friend Hamlet; Ay madam , it is common. (Page 18 line 75) Queen: If it be, why seems so particular with thee?
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