Hamlet: Top Ten Quotes

Polonius to his son Laertes who is departing for France (1.3.84): “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.” Hamlets description of the less-than-natural relationship between himself and Claudius (1.2.67): “A little more than kin and less than …

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Hamlet: Summary: Act 1, Scene 1

Marcellus and Barnardo had seen the ghost twice previously and due to Horatios disbelief; Marcellus has convinced him to stand watch with them that night.  They believe that the ghost resembles the dead King Hamlet.  Around one oclock, the ghost appears.  Horatio attempts to speak with it but the ghost will not answer and leaves.  …

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