What is the speech in Act 3 of Hamlet?


ACT III SCENE II A hall in the castle.
HAMLET Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to
you, trippingly on the tongue: but if you mouth it,
as many of your players do, I had as lief the
town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air

Why does Hamlet call the play mousetrap?

Claudius asks Hamlet for the play’s title, to which Hamlet replies, The Mousetrap. He says that the play presents the true story of a murder carried out in Vienna.

What does Hamlet say about Claudius?

Hamlet is appalled at the revelation that his father has been murdered, and the ghost tells him that as he slept in his garden, a villain poured poison into his ear—the very villain who now wears his crown, Claudius. Hamlet’s worst fears about his uncle are confirmed. “O my prophetic soul!” he cries (I.v.40).

What are Hamlet’s soliloquies?

Terms in this set (7)

  • “O, sullied flesh would melt”
  • “O, all you host of heaven”
  • “what a rogue and peasant slave i am”
  • “to be or not to be”
  • “tis now the very witching time of night”
  • “now might i do it pat now he is praying”
  • “how all occasions do inform against me..thoughts be bloody”

What are some examples of irony in Hamlet?

Situational Irony Hamlet unintentionally kills Polonius as he was spying on Hamlet’s conversation with his mother. Application of Irony: Hamlet suspects that the person spying on him is Claudius. Wanting to avenge his father, he stabs him through the curtain but it turned out to be Polonius.

Who said Sweet Lord I am at your service?

Horatio. Here, sweet lord, at your service.

What is ironic about Hamlet not killing Claudius?

It is ironic because Hamlet thought that he could not kill him because he would be sent to heaven but Claudius says that his prayer didnt work. This means that Hamlet could have killed him but he is a coward.

What does Hamlet say when he kills Claudius?

“Now might I do it pat, now he is praying, / And now I’ll do’t. / And so he goes to heaven, / And so I am revenged. That would be scanned: / a villain kills my father, and for that, / I, his sole son, do this same villain send / to heaven.” – Hamlet. Hamlet finds a reason to not kill Claudius.

What is verbal irony in Hamlet?

Verbal Irony Hamlet says “I am too much in the sun.” Application of irony: Claudius asked Hamlet “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?” In other words, why are you still so sad about the death of your father?

What happens in Act 3 Scene 2 of Hamlet?

Hamlet Act 3, scene 2 Summary & Analysis. When the villain in the play pours poison into the king’s ear, Claudius jumps from his seat, calls for light, and rushes from the room. Claudius’ reaction reveals that he really is guilty. Hamlet is triumphant. He tells Horatio that this proves the Ghost was telling the truth.

What is the bawdy wordplay in Act 3 Scene 2 of Hamlet?

An explanation of Hamlet’s bawdy wordplay in Act 3, Scene 2 of myShakespeare’s Hamlet. [To Ophelia] Lady, shall I lie in your lap? No, my lord! I mean, my head upon your lap. Ay, my lord. Do you think I meant country matters? I think nothing, my lord. That’s a fair thought to lie between maids’ legs. What is, my lord? “Nothing.”

What does hamlet say to the actors in Hamlet?

! Hamlet meets with the actors and instructs them as to the nature of proper acting. He tells them not to overact, and not to use large gestures. He wishes them to be honest; he asks them to mirror nature, to be entirely realistic in their portrayals.

What traps do Hamlet and Claudius set in Act 3?

In the first two scenes of Act III, Hamlet and Claudius both devise traps to catch one another’s secrets: Claudius spies on Hamlet to discover the true nature of his madness, and Hamlet attempts to “catch the conscience of the king” in the theater (III.i.582).

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