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HAMLET 1 As the play opens Hamlet is troubled by the turn of events following his fathers death It seems and later becomes apparent that Hamlets upset is caused more by the remarriage of his mother and her love and devotion towards Claudius so soon after King Hamlets death than by simple mourning of his fathers passing This is shown in lines 147-162 Why she would hang on him As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on And yet within a month Let me not think ont frailty thy name is womanShe married O most wicked speed to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets Act I Scene II Ll147-162 2 Hamlet seems melancholic and satirical at the beginning of the play When Hamlet appears in Act I Scene II his first words are A little more than kin and less than kind Act I Scene II L 67 in response to Claudius addressing him as both his nephew and son The King Claudius then asks Hamlet How is it that the clouds still hang on you Act I Scene II L 68 and Hamlet puns in response once again saying Not so my lord I am too much in the sun Act I Scene II L 69 In both of these quotes L 67 69 Hamlet shows a depressed detachment and an obvious satirical mood In lines 79-89 of the same scene Hamlet opens up a little more to his mother after she asks him why it is that he seems so distresseddepressed by his father death explaining to him All that lives must die Act I Scene II L 74 In response to his mothers question Hamlet explains that he does not act his depression and he is still truly grieving saying I have that within which passes show These but the trappings and the suits of woe
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