Thursday, November 8, 2012

Language- Abbie Clark

Act 3 Scene 2
Do you think I meant coutnry matters?
Definition -sex   
Hamlet says this to Ophelia after asking her if he could sit in her lap and she replied no. This shows Hamlets odd sense of humor which everyone mistakes for madness. 

...Wormwood, wormwood.
Defintion-  harsh. 
Hamlet says this in response to the play. It is coated with Irony and Sarcasm.  These words are very condescending for the whole play is based off his story;  the story of his fathers murder and his mother's hasty marriage to the murderer of the King, his Uncle. He is mocking the whole situation. 

Let the galled jade wince, our withers are unwrung.-
Translation:  Let the guilty wince. We can watch without being bothered. 
Hamlet says this to Ophelia during the play. These words contribute to the text because they create the sense of anticipation. Hamlet cant wait to have justice prevaled ; he wants to out his Uncle .

 For, for me to put him to his purgation would perhaps plunge him into far more choler
Translation-since if I treated him, he’d just get angrier.
Hamlet says this sarcastly back to R when he tells Hamlet that he needs to go and talk to his Uncle because he is mad at Hamlet's behavior. These words show the smugness that Hamlet is not trying to hide for he is sure that he just outed his Uncle. 
Act 3 scene 4 
.And there I see such black and grainèd spots As will not leave their tinct.
Translation - where the marks of sin are so thick and black they will never be washed away. 
Gertrude says this to Hamlet when he confronts her with her wrong doings. By these words you can tell she is eaten up by guilt. These words might be a pivitol moment for the story for Gertrude admits that she has been wrong after all; this might mend the bond between her and Hamlet somewhat. 


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