HAMLET- Act 2, Scene 2 KEY QUOTES.

The use of which word again emphasises Claudius’s legitimacy and thus suggests his manipulation, through power, of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? “we”.
Which quote demonstrates the view of the Royals towards Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as tools? “expend your time with us… for the supply and profit of our hope.” Use of lexis suggesting trade and commerce suggests material views of R & G
Which quote demonstrates the external unity between Claudius and Gertrude but internal difference? (First line is Claudius, second is Gertrude). “Thanks Rosencrantz and gentle Guildenstern. Thanks Guildenstern and gentle Rosencrantz.”
Which quote demonstrates Polonius’s need of ownership for purpose? “This business is well ended.” Short sentence shows a restlessness to command attention.
How does Polonius continue his trend of ownership over Ophelia? “I have a daughter- have while she is mine…”
Which quote uses celestial imagery to show Hamlet’s dependence on Ophelia and his emotional intimacy with her? “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the Sun doth move…”
How does Polonius manipulate celestial imagery to represent reality and class divide? “Lord Hamlet is a Prince, out of thy star.”
Which quote demonstrates both Hamlet’s restriction and his need to distance himself from the corrupt Danish court of appearances? “Denmark’s a prison”
Which quote demonstrates Hamlet’s hate for ambition, contrasted with his valuing of morality? “Then are our beggars bodies, and our monarchs and outstretched heroes the beggar’s shadows.”shadow = ambition
Which quote demonstrates that Hamlet desires beauty within the world, but that the absence of such beauty and goodness makes his life lose purpose and meaning and therefore cause his inaction? “then tis none to you; there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so”
Which quote suggests intrinsic corruption and therefore decline? “God’s bodkin man, much better. Use every man after his desert and who shall scape whipping?”
Which quote represents that Hamlet views delusion and dreams as the only root to happiness? “But in a fiction, in a dream of passion…”
How does the story of Phyrrus and Pryam support the idea of delusion as leading to happiness? “For Hecuba!” Hecuba is essentially mythological but represents the focus of Earthly desire.
Which quote suggests Hamlet’s inability to contemplate a natural conviction to act? “drown the stage with tears… cleave the general ear with horrid speech…”
Which quote uses plosives to demonstrate anger and despair? “damned defeat.”
Which quote acts as a caesura and demonstrates Hamlet’s lack of stability and uncertainty? “Am I a coward?”
Which quote alludes to all the injustices which Hamlet will face in the play? “Who calls me a villain? breaks my pate across? Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me a lie i’the throat…”
Which quote demonstrates Hamlet’s certainty in logical reasoning (shown through rhyming couplet)? “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of a King.”