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Garden and Flower Imagery in Hamlet
Transcript of Garden and Flower Imagery in Hamlet
That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely." 1. 2. 135 "Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,
A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark
Is by a forged process of my death
Rankly abused: but know, thou noble youth,
The serpent that did sting thy father's life
Now wears his crown." (1.5.8) "Frailty, thy name is woman!" 1.2.146 Same with Eve in Eden. It takes almost no time at all for this once devoted woman to wholeheartedly commit herself to the new figurehead in her life. Amazed by her "wishiwashiness", Hamlet scorns her. "Heaven and earth,
Must I remember? Why, she would hang on him
As if increase of appetite had grown
By what it fed on, and yet, within a month—
Let me not think on't. —Frailty, thy name is woman!—"
1.2.142-146 3. 4. 14 "Nay, but to live
In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed,
Stew'd in corruption, honeying and making love
Over the nasty sty" "And from her fair and unpolluted flesh
May violets spring!"
5.1 "Where little fears grow great, great love grows there."
ACT I- S.2: line 144
"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts..."
"There's fennel for you, and columbines. - There's rue for you, and here's some for me. We may call it 'herb of grace' o' sundays. - Oh, you must wear your rue with a difference. _ There's a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died." 4. 5. 175- 184 Shakespeare is relating the growing of mental emotions to that of a garden or nature develpoing