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“The spirit that I have seenMay be a (dev’l), and the (dev’l) hath power T’ assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. I’ll have grounds More relative than this- the play’s the thingWherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.” (II.II.534-541) - In this quote, Hamlet is talking about wanting proof that Claudius murdered his father, to prove that the ghost wasn’t a demon and was his father. ACT III“But with a crafty madness keeps aloof”(III.I.8) - This quote refers to Hamlet being clever and cautious, he is not only pretending to be mad but he is being clever about it.
To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrowsof outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we endThe heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, ‘tis a consummation Devoutly tobe wish’d. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there’s the respectThat makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay, The insolence of office and the spurnsThat patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus makeWith a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life,But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover’d country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and momentWith this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.—Soft you now!The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisonsBe all my sins remember’d.