The Mouse Trap

The Mouse Trap
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Act 3 Scene 2

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  • Enter Hamlet and Players
  • "Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue." (L1-L2)
  • "I warrant your honor"(L16)
  • Enter Horatio 
  • "Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man, As e'er my convensational coped withal"(L56-L57)
  • "Here, sweet lord, at your service"(L55)
  • "Oh, ho! Do you mark that?"(L117)
  • Trumpet play. Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern Enter
  • "No, good mother. Here's a metal more attractive"(L116) 
  • "Come hither, my dear Hamlet, sit by me"(L115)
  • In the beginning of the play Hamlet tells the actors to change up the play, he wants to devise a plan to see if the ghost was lying or not, so he wanted them to add the scene of a king getting poisoned.
  • While the King is asleep Lucianus enters.
  • "Thoughts black, hands apt, drugs fit, and time agreeing...Confederate season, else no creature seeing..(pours the poison in his ear)" (L280-286)
  • This scene shows the importance and trust between Horatio and Hamlet friendship. He asks Horatio to keep an eye on Claudius and watch his actions.
  • Claudius Stands Up
  • "O good Horatio, I’ll take the ghost’s word for a thousand pound. Didst perceive"(L312-L313)
  • Gertrude asks hamlet to sit beside her, but he still has anger built up against hos mother, and wants to sit by Ophelia. and Polonius hears and tells the king maybe he does love Ophelia, as he calls her attractive.
  • All but Hamlet exits (Hamlet is about to go see Gertrude)
  • 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.. Soft, now to my mother.— O heart, lose not thy nature..Let me be cruel, not unnatural. I will speak daggers to her but use none...."(L419-L429) He exits 
  • This part of the inner play shows great significance which recreates the death of King Hamlet. The events that take place after this scene really pushes the play off the edge, you could debate this is the climax of the play.
  • Upon seeing the king get poisoned Claudius is frightened, and freaks out, because it was faith showing him of his crime. While everyone was confused, Hamlet was sure that Claudius did in fact kill his father based on his reaction. which is a important part as it convinced him to kill Claudius without hesitation
  • "Give some light, Away!"(L295)
  • Hamlet is about to make his biggest confrontations that has been haunting him from the beginning of the play, his hatred towards his mother. he tells him self he cant be weak he needs to tell her how he feels, be cruel nut not inhumane. he will speak as sharp as a dagger to her.. this is ironic later in the play where he uses this literally 
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