What is the famous line from Hamlet?
2. “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Who said the rest is silence?
Why does Hamlet have no soliloquies in Act 5?
There are no soliloquies in act five, as well as no indication that Hamlet regrets or laments the eight deaths, including his own, which he has ultimately caused. The prince of Denmark has thus transferred the sincerity of his soliloquies to his actions in the remainder of the tragedy.
What happens Hamlet Act 5?
Hamlet gets cut by Laertes sword and in anger cuts him back. The Queen’s death encourages Laertes to reveal Claudius’ plot. Hamlet takes his revenge on Claudius. He stabs him with the poisoned sword and makes him drink the poison.
Why does Hamlet kill Claudius at the end?
Hamlet delays killing Claudius because Claudius represents Hamlet’s innermost desires to sleep with his mother Gertrude. And by killing Claudius, Hamlet would be killing a part of himself. In Act 5, Scene 3, Hamlet does kill Claudius.
Is Hamlet remorseful about killing anyone?
Hamlet feels no remorse over killing Polonius, even though he did so by accident and, remarkably, even though this is the father of the woman he supposedly loves.
What is Hamlet’s attitude in the final scene?
Hamlet’s attitude in the final scence is different from the previous scenes since he does not want to take revenge against his father’s murderer, Claudius, and he feels sorry for Laertes. Hamlet killed Laertes’ father and now he would like to make peace with him. In spite of these decisions, Hamlet still feels unhappy.
Who is at fault for the ending of Hamlet?
Her brother was angry at his family’s deaths and blamed it all on Hamlet. The king knew Hamlet wanted him dead, so he cooked up a plan to have Laertes cut him with the poison on his sword, if that were not to work, Hamlet could drink from a cup with the poison mixed in it.
How is the ending of Hamlet ironic?
Once Hamlet takes even the slightest sip, he will die. He also tells Laertes that he will put poison on the end of Laertes’s sword so that even if he just lightly scratches Hamlet, Hamlet will die. Claudius’s second plan to put poison on the sword also creates dramatic irony and situational irony.
How is Hamlet a tragic hero?
In Hamlet, Shakespeare uses the tragedies and deaths to make the play a tragedy; Hamlet is a tragic hero because he is a person of high rank who violated a law, and he poses a threat to society and causes suffering to others through violating the law, which are all characteristics of a tragic hero.
What is the irony of Hamlet’s final words the rest is silence?
“The rest is silence” may, in my opinion, project the irony of Hamlet’s now-ended struggle to make up his mind. Hamlet could have just killed Claudius in Act 1, were he not a man of refinement and sensibilities, a prince, who didn’t just believe in the supernatural.
Why is to be or not to be significant?
The soliloquy is essentially all about life and death: “To be or not to be” means “To live or not to live” (or “To live or to die”). Hamlet discusses how painful and miserable human life is, and how death (specifically suicide) would be preferable, would it not be for the fearful uncertainty of what comes after death.
Does Hamlet feel guilty for Ophelia’s death?
Interestingly, Hamlet never expresses a sense of guilt over Ophelia’s death, which he indirectly caused through his murder of Polonius.