Hamlet: Prince of Denmark

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Corruption

[Claudius]

"My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go"

“But know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown"

 “You were sent for, and there is a kind of confession in your looks which your modesties have not craft enough to color. I know the good king and queen have sent for you.”

[Hamlet]

"Frailty, thy name is woman"

"Get thee to a nunnery!"

"My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth"

[Huck]

"They talked it over, and they was going to rule me out, because they said every boy must have a family or somebody to kill, …so I offered them Miss Watson”

“‘Oh, yes, pretty well off. He had houses and land, and it's reckoned he left three or four thousand in cash hid up som'ers’… I see what HE was up to; but I never said nothing, of course”

"I slipped into cornfields and borrowed a watermelon, or a mushmelon, ... or things of that kind. Pap always said it warn't no harm to borrow things ... but the widow said it [was] a soft name for stealing”

[Bernard Marx]

"Pale, wild-eyed, the Director glared about him in an agony of bewildered humiliation ... [John] flopped down and called him (the joke was almost too good to be true!) 'my father'."

"[Bernard] solemnly lecuring him [Mustapha Mond] - him - about the social order was really too grotesque. The man must have gone mad”

“'And I had six girls last week' ... Helmholtz listened to his boastings ... gloomily disapproving that Bernard was offended. Never, he told himself, never would he speak to Helmholtz again"

Choices and Consequences

[Hamlet]

"I must be cruel, only to be kind”[leading to hate]

I will speak daggers to her, but use none."[Hamlet -> Gertrude -> Claudius]

"How strange or odd so ever I bear myself, as I perchance hereafter shall think meet to put an antic disposition on"

The spirit that I have seen
May be the devil: and the devil hath power
To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps
Out of my weakness and my melancholy”

"Now might I do it pat, now he is praying. And now I'll do it… And so am I revenged... No!”

[Claudius]

"That he calls for a drink, I'll have prepared him a chalice for the nonce, whereon but sipping, if he by chance escape your venomed stuck"

"O, for two special reasons ... the queen his mother lives almost by his looks, and for myself - the virtue or my plague, be it either which - she is so conjunctive to my life and soul ...”

“But know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown"

[Huckleberry Finn]

“‘All right, then, I'll GO to hell’ – and tore it up”

“I see I was weakening; so I just give up trying, and up and says: ‘He's white.’”

“These liars warn't no kings nor dukes at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds. But I never said nothing”

“’Oh, yes, pretty well off. He had houses and land, and it's reckoned he left three or four thousand in cash hid up som'ers.’ I see what HE was up to; but I never said nothing, of course”

[John, the Savage]

"To think it should be coming true - what I've dreamed of all my life ... O brave new world"

"'Listen, I beg of you ... Don't take that horrible stuff. It's poison, it's poison ... he began to throw the little pill-boxes of soma tablets ... out into the area"

"'I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom... I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.'"

Isolation

[Hamlet]

"How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable, seem to me all the uses of this world"

"Denmark's a prison"

"To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them. To die, to sleep, no more; and by a sleep to say we end the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. To die, to sleep;...
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