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"Now, Hamlet, hear. 'Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, A serpent stung me. So the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forged process of my death Rankly abus'd. But know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown." (Shakespeare 1.5.771-777).
"The spirit that I have seen May be a devil; and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me." (Shakespeare 2:1:1673-1678).
"I'll have these Players Play something like the murther of my father Before mine uncle. I'll observe his looks; I'll tent him to the quick. If he but blench, I know my course." (Shakespeare 2.2.1669-1673).
The ghost of Hamlet's father comes and tells Hamlet that he was poisoned by Hamlet's very own uncle.
"Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven, And so am I reveng'd. That would be scann'd. A villain kills my father; and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven." (Shakesphere 3.3.2355-2361).
In this scene Hamlet is thinking that the ghost may really just be "the devil" and is trying to tempt him to murder Claudius.
"Confess yourself to heaven; Repent what's past; avoid what is to come; And do not spread the compost on the weeds" (Shakesphere 3.4.2552-2554).
Hamlet is telling the audience how he is going to figure out what truly happened to his father.
Hamlet considers killing Claudius but realizes he is in prayer and re-evaluates his options.
Hamlet is telling Gertrude "stop spreading compost on weeds" in other words, stop her relationship with Claudius.
Hamlet forces Claudius to drink the poisonous potion and then proceeds to stab him.
"Here, thou incestuous, murd'rous, damned Dane, Drink off this potion! Is thy union here? Follow my mother." (Shakesphere 5.2.3982-3984).