Hamlet Act 1-3

“Hyperion to a satyr…so loving to my mother that he might not beteem the winds of heaven visit her face too roughly.” “O! That this too too solid flesh would melt, that, and resolve itself into a dew!” “’tis an unweeded garden” Act 1, Scene 2.Speaker: HamletTo: Himself (soliloquy)Hamlet is disgusted by the recent marriage of his mother and his former uncle. He contemplates suicide, seeing as how his own life seems to be in shambles after his father’s death. He is expressing the frustration he has with his mother in her decision to remarry.
“Frailty, thy name is woman!” Act 1, Scene 2.Speaker: HamletTo: Himself (a soliloquy) His mother’s heart is fickle. Hamlet is expressing the frustration he has with Gertrude in her decision to remarry.
“To thine own self be true” Act 1, Scene 3.Speaker: PoloniusTo: LaertesLaertes is about to leave for France, and Polonius gives him fatherly advice in regards to how to conduct himself and how to act.
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Act 1, Scene 4.Speaker: MarcellusTo: HoratioDuring which Marcellus and Horatio debate on whether or not they should follow Hamlet and the Ghost. At the appearance of the Ghost, Marcellus remarks that something is amiss in Denmark, and that it’s appearance is saying that troubled times are forthcoming, or rather that troubled times are already here. The ghost is a byproduct of the horrible crime committed by Claudius.
“To be or not to be” Act 3, Scene 1.Speaker: Hamletto: himself (Solioquy)
“”Get thee to a nunnery” Act 3, Scene 2.Speaker: hamletto: ophelia
“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Act 1, Scene 5Speaker: HamletTo: Horatio
“With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage””Our sometime sister, now our queen The imperial jointress to this warlike state” Act 1, Scene 2Speaker: Claudius To: the people of Denmark that had come to listen Claudius addressing the people of Denmark and thanking them for their blessings in regards to his marriage to Gertrude, and simply displaying that he is in charge. He mentions events, but does not delve into it. He is very arrogant.
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t” Act 2, Scene 2.Speaker: Polonius To: Himself (an aside) Claudius trying to find out what is the cause of Hamlet’s madness, as he assumes it to be Ophelia’s (lack of) love. As he is talking to Hamlet, Hamlet’s own antic disposition throws him off.
“I am sorry that with better heed and judgement I had not quoted him. I feared he did but trifle and meant to wrack thee; but beshrew my jealousy!” Act 2, Scene 1.Speaker: PoloniusTo: OpheliaOphelia reveals that Hamlet had approached her in a frenzied state, leading Polonius to believe that Hamlet had gone mad due to being deprived of Ophelia’s love and affection.
“to make inquire of his behavior””and there put on him whatever forgeries you please – marry none so rank as may dishonor him.””breathe his faults so faintly” Act 2, Scene 1.Speaker: ClaudiusTo: ReynaldoClaudius is curious as to how Laertes is truly conducting himself and wants Reynaldo to spy on Laertes while he is in Paris in order to get the full scoop.
“My mother stays. This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.” Act 3, Scene 3.Speaker: HamletTo: Himself
“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; word without thoughts never to heaven go.” Act 3, Scene 3.Speaker: ClaudiusTo: himselfReferring to how his prayer is insincere and will not its way to heaven as his words don’t hold any weight since he is still benefiting from his crime and he does not wish to give up the goods he has gotten as a result of the murder.
“And so he go to heaven, and so I am revenged””When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage, […] that has no relish of salvation in ‘t” Act 3, Scene 3.Speaker: HamletTo: himselfHamlet believes he has found Claudius in the middle of praying and does not kill him, saying that he will kill him while he is committing an act of sin so he goes to hell and not heaven.
“That I am essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft” Act 3, scene 4.Speaker: HamletTo: GertrudeHamlet reveals to Gertrude that his antic disposition is merely just an act he had to play in order to find out the killer of his father. Now that he is aware of the killer, he can stop. He was not insane himself, but only his actions were.
“A wretched rat, intruding fool!” Act 3, Scene 4.Speaker: HamletTo: Polonius’ dead bodyReferring to claudius
“Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go” Act 3, Scene 1Speaker: ClaudiusTo: Polonius
“If you love me, hold not off” Act 2, Scene 2Speaker: HamletTo: Guildenstern and Rosencrantz (an aside)
“This bodes some strange eruption to our state” Act 1, Scene 1Speaker: Horatio To: Marcellus
“All is not well; i doubt some foul play” Act 1, Scene 2.Speaker: Hamletto: himself
“To die, to sleep – To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub,For in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” Act 3, Scene 1.Speaker: Hamletto: himself (soliloquy)
“o most pernicious woman!””one may smile and smile and still be a villain” Act 1, Scene 5Speaker: Hamletto: himself
anything polonius says to ophelia act 1, scene 3speaker: poloniusto: ophelia
“o what a rogue and peasant slave am i” act 2, scene 2hamlethamlet
“ill catch the conscience of the king” act 2 scene 2
“i shall speak daggers to her but use none” act 3 sc 2speaker: hamlethamlet