Hamlet Act 5

Speaker: HamletContext: Talking to Horatio about Yorick who was Hamlet’s caretaker. Thinks its disrespectful how the gravediggers are handling these dead people …a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!—
Speaker: HamletContext: Talking about Yorick. “It makes my stomach turn. I don’t know how many times I kissed the lips that used to be right here…”Is sad that death even happens. “My gorge rises at it. He hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.”
Speaker: HoratioContext: Lord just told Hamlet about fighting Laertes. Horatio doesn’t think it is a good idea”If something is telling you not to play, listen to it. Ill say you’re not feeling well” “If your mind dislike anything, obey it. I will forestall their repair hither and say you are not fit.”–
Speaker: HamletContext: Disagrees with Horatio. “You won’t say anything like that. I thumb my nose at superstitions. God controls everything, even something as trivial as sparrow’s death. Everything will work out as it is destined.” “We defy augury. There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.”
Speaker: HoratioContext: Osric has been sent to Hamlet with a very particular speech with the intent, according to Claudius’ previously outlined plan, of pricking Hamlet’s vanity and thereby inducing him to accept the challenge of the fencing duel. By leaping into agreement of Laertes’ singular virtues Hamlet hasn’t played the part expected of him, now leaving Osric left to his own devices – having spent all the “golden words” that were given to him for his purpose. “His purse is empty already. All’s golden words are spent.” —
Claudius “His pearl is thine. Here’s to thy health.”
Speaker: GertrudeContext: At Ophelia’s grave service. “I thought I’d be tossing flowers on your weeding bed, not your grave” “I thought thy bride-bed to have decked, sweet maid, and not have strewed they grave.”
Speaker: HamletContext: Talking to Horatio. His last dying breath. “If you ever loved me, then please postpone the sweet relief of death awhile and stay in this harsh world long enough to tell my story” “Absent thee from felicity awhile.” —
Speaker: OrsicContext: Talks about Hamlet hitting Laertes during the fight “A hit, a very palpable hit.”
Speaker: FortinbrasContext: At the end of the play after finding out what had happened, he asks Horatio to go outside and tell the guards to shoot their guns in honor of Hamlet “Go, bid the soldiers shoot.”
Speaker: HoratioContext: Knowing that Hamlet is about to die from a wound sustained by Laertes’ poisoned sword, Horatio attempts to drink the wine King Claudius has poisoned moments earlier. Horatio is likely referring to Brutus and Cassius, the Roman co-conspirators in the death of Julius Caesar. The two “noble Romans” committed suicide when their defeat was a certainty. Horatio’s willingness to die with Hamlet illustrates his bravery and fierce loyalty to the Prince. “I am more an antique Roman than a Dane.”
Speaker: HamletContext: HYPERBOLE. 40 thousand people combined love for Ophelia couldn’t match Hamlet. Dang he loved her a lot. “Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”
Speaker: HamletContext: Hamlet is acknowledging that there are many things out of his control, and that in the end it is God that will determine our destinies. “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will.”
Speaker: LaertesContext: Mt. Olympus was the home to the gods, and giants piled at Mt. Ossa on top of Mt. pelion to climb to heaven. pelion, olymppus–
Speaker: HamletContext: There was a king of war in my brain that wouldn’t let me sleep. It was worse than being a captive in chains. Talking to Horatio about his madness. sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting—
Hamlet about LaertesContext: His situation is very much like my own. I’ll be nice to him. It was just that the showiness of his grief sent me into a fury. but sure the bravery of HIS grief did put me into a tow-ring passion–
OrsicMy lord, if you have a free moment, I have a message from His Majesty. sweet lord, if your Lordship were at lesiure–
Speaker: HamletContext: Laertes, in honor of you, I will not fight as tough to make you look good! ill be your foil, laertes, in mine ignorance—
Speaker: HamletContext: another hit what say you–
Speaker: ClaudiusContext: To Gertrude, wait don’t drink it I poisoned it to kill Hamlet, don’t die ahh. gertrude, do not drink—
Speaker: GertrudeContext: No omg the drink I drank from Claudius killed me. its poison!! no no the drink the drink–
Speaker: HamletContext: Here, you ******* incest-breeding Danish murderer. drink this, is your little pearl in there?Talking to Claudius while stuffing the last bit of poison in his mouth… ew. here thou incestuous damned dane—
Speaker: LaertesContext: You’re not responsible for my death and my fathers and Im not responsible for yours…. then he dies mine and my fathers death come not upon thee–
Hamlet that are but mutes or audience to this act—
Speaker: FortinbrasContext: These corpses suggest mayhem. this quarry cries on havoc–
Speaker: HoratioContext: Talking to Fortinbras about what just happened. “You’ll hear of violent and unnatural acts, terrible accidents, casual murders, deaths caused by trickery and by threat” of carnal bloody, and unnatrual acts—
Speaker: FortinbrasContext: After learning about Hamlet’s death. “I have some rights to claim this kingdom, and by arriving at this moment I have an opportunity to put them in affect” which now to claim my vantage doth invite me–
Speaker: FortinbrasContext: Last lines spoken in play. “Let 4 captains carry Hamlet like a soldier onto the stage. He would have been a great king if he had had the chance t prove himself.” let four captians bear his body like a stage—