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Claudius Act I, Scene II
"Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death"..."To bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdom."..."Have we-as 'twere with a defeated joy"..."With the mirth of a funeral and dirge in marriage"
Claudius Act III, Scene I
"Turn on the lights! Get me out of here!"
Claudius Act III, Scene III
"Oh my offence is rank. It Smells to Heaven."..."Try what repentance can"..."Help,angels. Make assay."
This introductory speech from Claudius in Act I shows to the reader what his real intentions were for the throne. He quickly directs the attention from the death of his brother to his new "sister-queen".
Claudius's behavior in this scence hints to the reader the Claudius may have done something cruel to become king, i.e) kill his brother.
This scene shows the true Claudius, the guilty sinner. While it proves that Claudius did in fact murder his brother to take possession of the throne, it also shows that he is not proud of himself for doing it,as he repents in prayer.
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