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Transcript of Hamlet
Created by: Maddie Brosky, Jesse Menke, Audra Falecki
What does the text say?
"A little more than kin and less than kind"-Hamlet (Hamlets feelings toward Claudius)
(Act 1 Scene 2)
Shakespeare's use of puns
A pun is a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"-Hamlet
An example of a pun is:
I work as a baker, because
I need the dough.
"Oh what a rogue and peasant slave am I.../ Am I a coward.../ I am pigeon-livered and lack gall/ To make oppression bitter"- Hamlet
(Act 2 Scene 2)
Puns throughout Hamlet
"Not so my lord, I am too much in the son." (Act 1 Scene 2 Line 78)
"A little more than a kin, and less than kind." (Act 1 Scene 2 Line 65)
"Haste me to know it, that I with wings as swift/ As meditation or the thoughts of love/ May sweep my revenge"-Hamlet
Shakespeare's Use Of Similes
Similes Throughout Hamlet
A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another using the words like or as.
An example of a simile would be: "He was as white as snow."
"He was as quick as lightning."
"As I do live. my honour'd lord, 'tis true; And we did think it writ down in our duty To let you know of it"- Horatio
(Act 1 Scene 2)
"My father's brother - but no more like my father than I am to Hercules."
(Act 1 Scene 2 Line 15)
" Through inclination be as sharp as will."
(Act 3 Scene 3 Line 43)
"I doubt it is no other but the main, His fathers death and our o'erhasty marriage"
A oxymoron is a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
Example of oxymoron's would be phrases like: freezer burnt, alone together, negative growth or original copy.
Oxymoron's Throughout Hamlet
"But my uncle-father, my aunt-mother."
(Act 1 Scene 1 Line 20)
"I saw him once, he was a goodly king."
(Act 1 Scene 2 Line 185)
Introduction of the Conflict
"And so'a goes to heaven;
And so am i reveng'd. That would be scann'd:
A villain kills my father, and for that
I, his sole son, do this same villian send
Why, this is hire and salary, not revenge."
"Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.
Murder most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange and unnatural.
Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift. As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge."
(Act 3 Scene 3)
(Act 1 Scene 5)
"Come, come, and sit you down. You shall not budge
You go not till I set you up a glass Where you may see the inmost part of you.
What wilt thou do? Thou wilt not murder me?
Help, Help, Ho!
What, ho? Help, Help,Help!
How now, a rat? Dead for ducat, dead!"
(Stabs his sword and kills Polonius)
"Hamlet, this deed, for thine especial safety- which we do tender as dearly grieve for that which thou hast done-must send thee hence. With fiery quickness. Therefore prepare thyself. The bark is ready and the wind at help, Th' associates tend, and everything is bent. For England"
(Act 3 Scene 2)
Shakespeare's Use of Sarcasm
"Let her not walk i' the sun: conception is a blessing: but not as your daughter may conceive"
(Act 2 Scene 2 Line 5)
Shakespeare's Use of Situational Irony
Theme Of Revenge
Theme Of Lies and Deceit
"Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder."
(Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5 Line 25)
"Now might I do it pat, he is praying; And now i'll do't. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged. That would be scann'd: A villain kills my father; and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To Heaven."
(Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3 Line 74-79)
"We are like arrant knaves all, We are not trustworthy, you shouldn't believe us."
(Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1 Line 146)
"One may smile, and smile, and yet still be a villain."
(Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5 Line 103)
"Words, words, words."
(Act 2 Scene 2 Line 192)
"A beast that wants discourse of reason would have mourn'd longer" Act 1, Scene 2, Line 150
"Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift. As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge."
(Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5 Line 25)
"Thrift, thrift, Horatio! the funeral bake meats/Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables" Act 1 Scene 2 Line 187
"The swords, the swords they have been switched" Act 5 Scene 2 Line 222
Lies and Deceit are present and shown in everyone throughout Hamlet.
"Why, man, they did make love to this employment! They are not near my conscience ; their defeat. Does by their own insinuation grow impact" Act 5 Scene 2 Line 239
With puns Hamlet is able to show how his feelings and attitudes toward the characters throughout the play in a joking way.
Shakespeare's Use of Verbal Irony
"How is it that the clouds still hang on you?" Act 1 Scene 2 Line 11
"I am too much in the sun" Act 1 Scene 2 Line 67
"Sure, he made us with large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unused" Act 4 Scene 4 Line 36
Similes are used in the play as a way for Shakespeare to allow the reader to see how the characters felt about one another.
By having Hamlet compare his father to Hercules in example one, we learn that he thinks very highly of his father, and very low about his uncle.
With oxymoron's present throughout the play, the characters are able to shows there confusion and frustration with one another.
“He is justly served. It is a poison tempered by himself. Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet. Mine and my father’s death come not upon thee, N which we do tender"
(Scene 2 Line 323.)
Shakespeare's Use Of Oxymoron's
Act 1 Scene 1)
Act 3 scene 2)
Act 2 scene 4)