Hamlet Act III Scenes 1-4

“that flesh is heir to- ’tis a consummation, devoutly to be wished! to die, to sleep” Hamlet
“to be, or not to be, that is the question whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer…” Hamlet
what does Ophelia try to give back to Hamlet and why? his gifts, because he has changed and they don’t mean anything anymore
who do Claudius and Guildenstern talk to and about what? they’re talking to Rosencrantz about Hamlet’s behavior
what does Claudius intend to do with Polonius after telling Gertrude to leave? they intend to spy on Hamlet’s conversation with Ophelia
what does Polonius tell Ophelia to do? he wants her to pretend she’s just praying and gives her a bible
why is Hamlet hesitant to commit suicide? he doesn’t know what will await for him in the afterlife because suicide is the biggest sin
what does Hamlet say to Ophelia after she says she wants to give him back his “tokens of love” he says he had never loved her but he only loved her once, he also denied ever giving her anything
what does Hamlet tell Ophelia to do? he tells her to enter a nunnery so she would not become a “breeder of sinners”
what does Hamlet say about all women? he says that women are the ones who drive men mad and attribute to the world’s dishonesty by painting their faces with makeup to appear more beautiful than they really are. he was essentially calling Ophelia two-faced
what does Hamlet say he wishes he can do? he wishes to end all marriages
what was Ophelia saying after Hamlet stormed out? she mourns the “noble mind” that has apparently driven himself to madness
after spying on Hamlet and Ophelia, what did Claudius declare? he said that Hamlet’s madness was not caused by his love for Ophelia and that he should be sent to England for a change on scenery
what does Claudius fear? he fears that melancholy sits on something dangerous in Hamlet’s soul like birds sit on eggs
what does Polonius decide to do? he decides to hide in Gertrude’s chamber to see if love is really the cause of Hamlet’s madness. Claudius agrees that love should be carefully watched.