The point of what the sexton Clown says, is how rumor spreads among people who don't really know anything. Hamlet throughout the play is continually tormented by his fathers death and his inability to get revenge and Claudius and on several occasions seriously considers suicide, but always ends up backing out because it is a sin forbidden by God. Hamlet berates himself, having seen the passion of the players, for not acting on his own passionate desire for revenge. But if, in the hereafter, we retain our minds, our sensibilities, we must pause before leaping into so uncertain, so potentially horrific a fate. Also, there is a slight ambiguity as to whether Ophelia's death relaly was suicide.
Gertrude willfully seizes the chalice that poisons her, and Hamlet dies because his delayed quest for vengeance has led to this final massacre. It was a breath of wind, that, twisting your great hair, Brought strange rumors to your dreaming mind; It was your heart listening to the song of Nature In the groans of the tree and the sighs of the nights; It was the voice of mad seas, the great roar, That shattered your child's heart, too human and too soft; It was a handsome pale knight, a poor madman Who one April morning sate mute at your knees! Weapons of war are being imported daily, shipbuilders are working around the clock, and Marcellus wants to know what all this haste means. Otherwise, it will seem like a poetry recitation or, worse, an uncomfortable actor and not a character pursuing a goal, saying words that naturally occur to her to say. And he does admit the impossible logic of his situation. The whole play is one giant decision for Hamlet on whether or not he should commit suicide.
It is threatening comments like this that convince Claudius that Hamlet is a threat to him and must be disposed of. We only find out that she was suicidal after her suicide. She is the daughter of Polonius, who is an important person to the court and brother to Laertes, who is not in court yet. It was a rare occasion when a coroner ruled that they could not tell whether or not someone had drowned himself or herself. After Claudius secretly kills the previous king, Hamlet Senior, he quickly gains the trust and love of every one of his subjects. Death is a total unknown, since no one who dies returns; therefore, people continue to bear their familiar burdens instead of rushing to the unknown.
I have no name, no title- No, not that name was given me at the font- But 'tis usurp'd. Hamlet reflects upon the heartache of life and shocks to the flesh which make death seem a desirable outcome. The ghost tells Hamlet that true virtue which he thought belonged to his queen cannot be seduced. Hamlet is tiring of games and says he is about to his breaking point. This is the Queen's response to Hamlet when he asks how she likes the play. But, we're a little more interested in the way she describes the death, all peaceful and lovely and honestly a little erotic.
The queen however, does decide that for someone to drown themselves is a painful way to die which means that they must be insane. Act Four scene four, ll. He is filled with a sense of foreboding, his spirit is troubled, but he suspects this is no more than womanly cowardice and superstition. This is a moment of pure and deep contemplation of death. Now he has almost a zen-like acceptance of things as they are. Argal she drowned herself wittingly.
There are many themes, lessons, and symbols to be noticed in the play Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. When Polonius says this he is giving Laertes the okay to follow the path that he deems right no matter what. Who we are and who we pretend to be, is unwinnable. Hamlet replies that he is only partially mad, that he knows what is what most of the time north by northwest is only one of eight possible directions of the compass. Arms, take your last embrace! She was fatherless, husbandless, and possibly deflowered.
That's why Gertrude's speech is in the play, to inform the audience of the fact. Hamlet is playing with Polonius, seeing how far he will go in agreeing to his every opinion. If your mind dislike anything, obey it. In Hamlet's mind, the world is in chaos and the remarriage is the apex of things spiraling out of control. We also learn, perhaps, a little bit of sympathy for this simple, murderous and lustful man. And he jumped in on his own free will to prove his love to her, so was he condoning his own death with that act? All the world, at this point, seems to exist within a greater order -- perhaps an unknowable order, but an order nonetheless.
Hamlet goes on further to say that not even an animal or beast, who has no reasoning skills, would have abandoned the mourning so quickly. Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd! After Hamlet follows the ghost, Marcellus and Horatio know they have to follow as well, because Hamlet is acting so impulsively. Her clothes spread wide, And mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up, Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds, As one incapable of her own distress Or like a creature native and endued Unto that element. Then Hamlet goes on to say how he cannot believe his mother would marry his father's brother i. Polonius delivers more parting advice, admonishing his son to neither loan nor borrow, as he may lose both his friends and his money. Not one now to mock your own grinning? The speech, while short, contains several rich paradoxes.