Hamlet Essay

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The loneliness of Hamlet Act one scene two KING CLAUDIUS | 'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet, | | To give these mourning duties to your father: | | But, you must know, your father lost a father; | | That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound | 90 | | In filial obligation for some term | | | To do obsequious sorrow: but to persever | | | In obstinate condolement is a course | | | Of impious stubbornness; 'tis unmanly grief; | | | It shows a will most incorrect to heaven, | | | A heart unfortified, a mind impatient, | | | An understanding simple and unschool'd: | | | For what we know must be and is as common | | | As any the most vulgar thing to sense, | | | Why should we in our peevish opposition | 100 | | Take it to heart? Fie! 'tis a fault to heaven, | | | A fault against the dead, a fault to nature, | | | To reason most absurd: whose common theme | | | Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried, | | | From the first corse till he that died to-day, | | | 'This must be so.' We pray you, throw to earth | | | This unprevailing woe, and think of us | | | As of a father: for let the world take note, | | | You are the most immediate to our throne; | | | And with no less nobility of love | 110 | | Than that which dearest father bears his son, | | | Do I impart toward you. For your intent | | | In going back to school in Wittenberg, | | | It is most retrograde to our desire: | | | And we beseech you, bend you to remain | | | Here, in the cheer and comfort of our eye, | | | Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son. | | QUEEN GERTRUDE | Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet: | | | I pray thee, stay with us; go not to Wittenberg. | | HAMLET | I shall in all my best obey you, madam. | 120 | KING CLAUDIUS | Why, 'tis

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