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Corruption Act scene lines I ii 139-141 I ii 277 I iii 43-46 I iv 34-41 I v 100 Content Hamlet describes the horrible condition of his world Hamlet says he suspects some treacherous action Laertes warns Ophelia against being with Hamlet Hamlet says that a mans actions may look disreputable if there is some evil in them Marcellus tells Horatio that there is something wrong in Denmark Explanation of imagery Unweeded garden suggest an environment that has gone to ruin rank and gross suggests something decaying Hamlet says he doubts foul play because of the presence of the ghost If nothing was wrong he wouldnt be there Laertes says that Ophelia should guard her virtue because like the passion is like the cankerworm that galls the infants of the spring and destroys the liquid dew of youth He suggests that Hamlet will destroy her Hamlet says that if a dram of evil is found in an action people will see it as corruption even though it may not be corrupt Marcellus tells the others there is something rotten in the state of Denmark He suggests that there is some corruption that rots away the government I v 60-64 I v 75-76 I v 137-138 II ii 264-265 II ii 321-326 II ii 387-389 The Ghost claims that Gertrude has given in to her lust for someone inferior and decaying The Ghost describes how the poison works Hamlet calls Claudius a villain Hamlet calls Denmark a prison Hamlet tells G R what he sees his surroundings to be Hamlet tells GR how the people at court gain power He refers to Gertrude as virtue and says that she went for garbage suggesting the decay that Claudius represents The Ghost compares the poison to milk which curd led his thin and wholesome blood Hamlet
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