Act 2 Scene 2.
* Hamlets soliloquy at the end of scene two is a very important passage. This is Hamlet's way of expressing his passion over his father's death. As he expresses his bewilderment over the players compassion for Hebuca, who has been dead for hundreds of years, he becomes filled with thoughts about himself and his plans to seek revenge. Hamlet feels as if he is a coward for not immediately taking revenge on King Claudius. But as he continues to vent to himself we are exposed to his plan. These actions are important because they set the tone for the rest of the play.
* Another key passage in scene 2 is when Polonius revels his theory to the king and queen. He informs them with what he believes in. They then set up a plan that will involve Hamlet and Ophelia meeting while they spy on them.