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Hamlet is a man of many different qualities and he reveals only certain qualities to certain people Hamlet draws his audience the reader into noticing the different qualities that he has His qualities are shown through his conversations with other characters as well as through his soliloquies These words of wisdom and revealance help to distinguish how Hamlet feels about each other character that he encounters The phrases and speeches that Hamlet addresses are both poetic and piercing So when Hamlet is speaking he is constantly revealing his qualities which range from love to respect to hate Hamlets most powerful qualities seem to be revealed through his conversation with the people that he cares about namely his family and friends The queen Gertrude is hamlets mother and she is probably the living being that he cares about the most Unfortunately one of Hamlets qualities which is revealed in conversation with his mother is a negative one and that is anger His quality is displayed through Hamlets soliloquy in Act 1 Scene 2 Lines 131 161 Hamlet is angry at his mother for marrying a new husband his uncle Claudius so quickly after his fathers death This anger shines through in such phrases such as Frailty thy name is womanAct 1Sc 2 L148 and Like Niobe all tearsAct 1 Sc 2 L151 At the end of his soliloquy Hamlet switches qualities from one of anger to one of fear This is evident when Hamlet states With such dexterity to incestuous sheets and It is not nor it cannot come to good and finally But break my heart for I must hold my tongueAct 1 Sc 2 L157 161 Hamlet expresses his fear for his mothers hasty marriage Hamlet realizes that his mother marrying his uncle can have no good result Respect is another quality that Hamlet displays in conversation with his mother This occurs when his mother asks him to
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