"Hurry and tell me about it, so I can take revenge right away, faster than a person falls in love."
"Take revenge for his horrible murder, that crime against nature."
Act 2. Scene 2, Page 12-13
"My lord, we were sent for."
"...Recently, though I don't know why, I've lost all sense of fun..."
Act 3, Scene 2, Page 12
"My lord, how are you feeling?"
"Turn on the lights. Get me out of here!"
This portion of the play is very important because this is where Hamlet obtains a mission, given by his father. This sets a goal for Hamlet throughout the play.
This is where other characters, Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, get an actual understanding on how Hamlet feels. Everyone just calls him "mad" or "crazy" but no one really knows how he is feeling.
This is a crucial part of the play because Hamlet brings Claudius to his breaking point. A genius idea of Hamlet to replicate his fathers death, forcing Claudius to rupture with emotion and doubt of the crime he committed.