Hamlet act 5

Hamlet act 5

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  • Act 5 Scene 1
  • I tell thee she is, and therefore make her grave straight. The crowner hath sat on her, and finds it christian burial
  • Is she to be buried in christian burial when she wilfully seeks her own salvation?
  • Act 5 Scene 1
  • That skull had a tongue in it, and could sing once, how the knave jowls it to the ground, as if 'twere Cain's jawbone,that did the first murder. This might be the pate of a politician, which this ass now o'er-reaches; one that would circumvent God, might it not?
  • Act 5 Scene 1
  • What is he whose grief Bears such an emphasis, whose phrase of sorrow Conjures the wandering stars, and makes them stand  Like wonder-wounded hearers?This is I, Hamlet the Dane.
  • The exchange between the 1st clown and the 2nd clown, at the beginning of act 5, highlights the further rumour of Ophelia's suicide and sin. Which represents the corruption within the state and it causing people to commit sins. 
  • Act 5 Scene 2
  • Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting, That would not let me sleep; methought I lay worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Rashly - And praised be rashness for it; let us know, Our discretion sometimes serves us well When our deep plots do pall:and that should learn us There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will-
  • The 1st clown throws a skull up in the air and it makes Hamlet go into deep thought. A change in Hamlet's speech and actions are more noticeable as he is starting to the realize the reality of the world.
  • Act 5 Scene 2
  • O, I die, Horatio. The potent poison quite o'ercrows my spirit. I cannot live to hear the news from England. But I do prophesy the election lights On Fortinbras. He has my dying voice. So tell him, with th' occurrents, more and less, Which have solicited. The rest is silence.
  • The Queen, the King and the lords are going through the normal the funeral rituals then Laertes leaps into the grave for Ophelia. All of a sudden Hamlet bursts out and announces he is there and not dead like Claudius thought. He also answers the first line of the play "Who's there?".
  • Hamlet confronts Horatio by telling him about his conflict in thought and in a nutshell concluding one of the biggest themes of the plot, Hamlet's conflict of thought on life.
  • The Queen dies by drinking the poisoned drink, intended for Hamlet, The king is stabbed by Hamlet and Laertes is stabbed by Hamlet too. Hamlet dies immediatley after this speech.
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