Seem to me all the uses of this world!
Fie on't, ah fie, 'tis an unweeded garden
That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely. That it should come to this!
(1/2/134-136 Pg. 9)
The time is out of joint. O cursed spite,
That I ever was born to set it right.
(1/5/196-197 Pg. 25)
To be, or not to be, that is the question
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end to them. To die--to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
(3/1/56-61 Pg. 47)
Contagion to this world. Now could I drink hot blood
And do such bitter business as the day
Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother.
(3/2/374-376 Pg. 61)
"How now? A rat? Dead, for a ducat, dead!"
“Where is Polonius?
In heaven. Send hither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him i' th' other place yourself. But if indeed you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby.” (
“Denmark’s a prison”
(2/2/240. pg. 36)
“the play’s the thing/Wherein i’ll catch the conscience of the king”
(2/2/ pg. 44)
“I am pigeon-livered and lack gall”
(2/2/564. pg. 44)
“I shall in my best obey you madam”
(1/2/ 120 pg. 9)
This quote perfectly exemplifies the theme of action/inaction. Hamlet talks about how he wants to die after returning from university and finding out his father has died and his mom is now married to his uncle. Hamlet decides not to because God says you'll go to hell if you commit suicide. This quote shows the beginning of Hamlets indecisiveness.
Hamlet has planned out to kill the king after his father's ghost told him to. He begins to rethink what he was sure before. He starts thinking that he does not want to kill him and questions how he got stuck with doing it. Then he begins to over think it and realize the severity of killing someone.
Hamlet again is questioning whether or not he wants to live. He keeps procrastinating and questioning himself and he says that the only way you can control your own life is by suicide. He again does not commit suicide and this outlines the theme of action/inaction.
This quote illustrates the theme of action/inaction perfectly and shows how Hamlet delays his process and procrastinates. He says that he is ready to murder right now but then changes his mind and says that he must talk to his mother first. He does not really need to talk to his mother but he just
This quote illustrates the theme of inaction/action in a case where Hamlet acted to quickly and rushed his plans. He intended to kill the king and decided to strike his sword through the drapery. Hamlet did not know it was the king behind the drapery and foolishly does not look behind it or move it out of the way. This is a situation where Hamlet acted to quickly without planning or thinking his thoughts through.
This quote is hamlet saying that Polonius has died. This quote shows action in this play because Hamlet acted upon his thoughts. Polonius was spying on Hamlet and hamlet thought Polonius was the king so he acted upon his thoughts and killed Polonius.
This quote shows hamlet's inaction. It shows his inaction because even though he doesn't like Denmark and he refers to it as a prison he doesn't do anything to change his circumstance.
This quote shows hamlet's action. Hamlet puts in action to set up a play called "the mousetrap" in order to determine if the king is in fact guilty or innocent of the murder.
This quote is said by Hamlet. It shows that he doesn't have the capacity to seek revenge. This quote shows Hamlet's lack of action because he thinks that revenge is in order but at this time he doesn't have the capacity to seek revenge.
This quote shows Hamlets action to protect and respect his mother. The king come back as a ghost to Hamlet and tells him to obey his mother and take care of her while he is dead.