Hamlet Act 2

Evidence of Polonius’ buttering up of Reynaldo? (2 quotes) “You shall do marvelous wisely, good Reynaldo.””Do you mark this Reynaldo?”
How does player hint at Hamlet’s insecurities? “So, as a painted tyrant, Pyrrhus stood,/And like a neutral to his will and matter,/Did nothing.”
What does Hamlet state on the players? “Let them be well used, For they are the abstracts and brief chronicles of the time.” (prose)
What are Polonius’ instructions to Reynaldo? (4 quotes) “But sir, such wanton, wild and usual slips/As are companions noted and most known/To youth and liberty”But breathe his faults so quaintly/That they may seem the taints of liberty.””By indirections find directions out.””Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth.”
Evidence for Polonius’ potential madness or mental illness? “And then, sir, does he this, he does – What was I about to say?”
What is Polonius’ reaction to Hamlet’s creepy behaviour towards Ophelia? “This is the very ecstasy of love,/Whose violent property fordoes itself/And leads the will to desperate undertakings.”
Polonius’ intentions to discover Hamlet’s madness? “At such a time, I’ll loose my daughter to him.”
Polonius’ reference to Classical playwrights? “Seneca/Cannot be heavy, nor Plautus too light.”
What is Ophelia’s description of Hamlet’s creepy behaviour? (4 quotes) “No hat upon his head, his stockings fouled/Ungartered and down-gyved to his ankle.””With a look so piteous in purport,/As if had he been loosed out of hell/To speak of horrors.””He took me by the wrist and held me hard.””He seemed to find his way without his eyes.”
Evidence of Ophelia’s innocence? “No, my good lord, but as you did command,/I did repel his letters, and denied/His access to me.”
Claudius’ confession of his using of Rosencrantz and Guildernstern? “The need we have to use you did provoke/Our hasty sending. Something have you heard/Of Hamlet’s transformation.”
Claudius’ confusion at Hamlet’s madness? “What it should be,/More than his father’s death, that thus hath put him/So much from th’understanding of himself,/I cannot dream of.”
Gertrude’s flattery of Rosencrantz and Guildernstern? “Your visitation shall receive such thanks/As fits a king’s remembrance.”
Gertrude’s confession of her awareness of Hamlet’s cause for madness? “I doubt it is no other but the main: /His father’s death and our o’er hasty marriage.”
Gertrude’s pitying of Hamlet? “But look where sadly the poor wretch comes reading.”
Rosencrantz’ flattery of Gertrude and Claudius? “Might, by the sovereign power you have of us,”
Rosencrantz’ discussion of child actors? “These are now the fashion.”
Rosencrantz’ denial of Hamlet’s accusatory tone? “There was no such stuff in my thoughts.”
Rosencrantz’ reference to ‘As You Like It’? “They say an old man is twice a child.”
Hamlet’s comment on men in Denmark? (Telling) “To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.”
Hamlet’s misogyny when talking about Ophelia? “Let her not walk i’th’sun. Conception is a blessing, but as your daughter may conceive.”
Hamlet’s madness when talking to Polonius? (2 quotes) “You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will more willingly part withal: except my life, except my life, except my life.””I could be bounded in a nut-shell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.”
Hamlet on child actors? “What are children? Who maintains ’em?”little eyeases.”
Hamlet madness when talking to Rosencrantz and Guildernstern? “I am mad but north-north-west; when the wind is southerly; I know a hawk from a handsaw.”
What does Hamlet intend to insert into ‘The Murder of Gonzago’? “Some dozen or sixteen lines.”
What are Hamlet’s two intense speeches? “O what a rogue and peasant slave am I!””I have of late, though wherefore I know not.”

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