October 21, 2005


Shakespeare, Hamlet (Acts 1 & 2) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

A little month; or ere those shoes were old
With which she followed my poor father’s body
Like Niobe, all tears;—why she, even she, —
O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason,
Would have mourn’d longer,—married with mine uncle,
My father’s brother; but no more like my father
Than I to Hercules: within a month;
Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears
Had left the flushing in her galled eyes,
She married:— O, most wicked speed, to post
With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!
It is not, nor it cannot come to good;
But break my heart,—for I must hold my tongue.

I think that this quote is especially important because it shows how Hamlet truly feels about his mother’s recent re-marriage. It also helps introduce the Ghost and helps us to understand what his message was and why it meant so much to Hamlet. I also thinks it had such an impact on me because I had pity for Hamlet. I actually felt bad about what he was going through and I was able to relate to his feelings and emotions.

Posted by GinaBurgese at October 21, 2005 03:36 AM | TrackBack

i like it very much

Posted by: Amy at January 8, 2006 08:22 PM
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