Hamlets Fall From Innocence

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Act III. Scenes iii & iv D.1“Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens To Wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy But to confront the visage of offence? And what’s in prayer but this twofold force, To be forestalled ere we come to fall Or pardoned being down? (46-56)”. Claudius King Claudius is saying that isn't there enough rain in heaven to wash his hands clean like snow? Isn't that what God's mercy is for? And isn’t a prayer supposed to do two things? —To keep us from sinning and to bring us to forgiveness when we have sinned 2. “In the corrupted currents of this world And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above There is no shuffling. There the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelled Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence (158-165)”. Claudius Claudius is saying that in this crazy world, convicts take things they stole and use them to buy off the law, pushing justice aside. But this doesn’t work that way in heaven. Up there, every action is judged for exactly what it's worth, and we're forced to confront our crimes. 3. “Leave wringing of your hands. Peace. Sit you down And let me wring your heart. For so I shall If it be made of penetrable stuff, If damned custom have no brassed it so That is proof and bulwark against sense (35-39)”. Hamlet is saying Stop wringing your hands. Sit down and let me wring your heart instead, which he will do if it's still soft enough, because of the evil lifestyle that she has been living F.I would like to discuss the relationship between Hamlet and his mother Gertrude when he goes into her room to talk to her as she requested. Since the death of his father, Hamlet has hated his mother and is extremely disappointed in the way that she re-married to Claudius. It infuriates Hamlet how she knows what

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