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Hamlet Act III, Scenes 1-4 Scene 1 1. What does Claudius reveal in his aside in line 50, where he says, “O, ‘tis too true!” in response to some of Polonius’ words? Explain as well the meaning of the comparison he makes to a prostitute’s make-up, and his situation. Claudius reveals that he feels very guilty and that he appears to be kingly and godly but he isn't, just as a prostitute puts on makeup to appear beautiful. 2. Explain Hamlet’s attitude towards death and the afterlife, by analyzing his famous soliloquy beginning with “To be or not to be…” this soliloquy includes his thoughts of suicide, he complains of the sea of troubles in our everyday lives including: time, oppressors wrongs and despised love. But he is too scared to kill himself from fear of what happens after death. 3. What might Hamlet be referring to when he says in lines 87-88, “And enterprises of great pitch and moment / With this regard their currents turn awry / And lose the name of action”? He explains his reluctance to act on suspicions, he needs to be sure about the revenge on Claudius and the ghost.
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