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Famous Quotes

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    1.) "When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions." by Claudius (Act IV, Scene 5) 


    Summary: Claudius says this because of everything that happened to Polonius. He is telling Ophelia that when bad things happen they all happen at once. He references “single spies, but in battalions” to enemy spies from an army cause they all come at once. 


    2.) “The body is with the king, but the king is not with the body. The king is a thing.” by Hamlet (Act IV, Scene 2)

    Summary: After knowing of Polonius’s death Claudius sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to fetch Hamlet, do to the fact that he has Polonius’s body. When the friends go and find Hamlet he says that “the body’s with the king but the king is not with the body”. What Hamlet is implying is that he hid Polonius’s body in the <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">Kings</placename> <placetype w:st="on">castle</placetype></place> but King Claudius does not know where the body is. So the body is with the king in the castle but the king is not physically with the body. 


    3.) "I will speak daggers to her, but use none." by Hamlet (Act III, Scene 2)


    Summary: This Quote is made by Hamlet in Act III. This is after the play; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are called by Gertrude to go a fetch Hamlet. Hamlet tells his friends that he will “speak daggers to her, but use none”. In this quote Hamlet just means that he will yell and scream and tell his mother what is going on, but will not hurt her in anyway.







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