Everyone in the court appears happy and joyful, except the one Hamlet off to the side. He is dressed in black , color of mourning, and does not like what he sees. Claudius's new bride is Hamlet's mother, Gertrude.
"Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's Death.... ...Therefore, our sometime sister, * now our queen"
"Yer he yer he"
"Your leave and favor return to France From whence though willingly I came to Denmark.. And bow them to gracious leave and pardon"
King Claudius discusses Laertes' ' request to leave courtand go back to school. Claudius agrees with polonius, Laetres' father, and gives him permission the leave.
"And now, Laetres, what's the new with you?" "Have you your father's leave? What says Polonius?
"He hath, my lord, wrung from me my sorrow
King Claudius recognizes Hamlet is upset therefore attempts to make combat him and ask of him to stay in Denmark. After his mother repeats the request he follows through with staying in Denmark.
"How is it that the clouds still hang on you?"
I pray thee stay with us. Go not to Wittenberg.
"Not so my lord; I am too much I' the sun.* "...I shall in all my best obey you. madam."
"O. that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the everlasting had not fix'd His canon* giants self- slaughter! O God! O God!
Hamlet is left on stage alone as he speaks a soliloquy regarding his anger at his circumstances in life along with the depression regarding his father's death.
Horatio, Marcellus, and Bernardo all enter the scene to tell of the ghost they have seen , known as King Hamlet. Hamlet agrees to go see the ghost in the coming night.
My lord, upon the platform where we watch'd.
Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch, In the dead waste and middle of the night. Been thus encounter': a figure like your father