Hamlet’s ‘Get thee to a nunnery’ decided to Ophelia is a memorable minute in a play complete of memorable moments. Before we analyse his speech, this is a reminder the the appropriate section that the play, i beg your pardon is discovered in act 3 scene 1, not long after Hamlet’s well known ‘To be, or not to be’ soliloquy.

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HAMLET:


Get thee come a nunnery! Why wouldst thou it is in a breeder the sinners? ns am myself indifferent honest however yet I can accuse me the such things that it were better my mother had not borne me. Ns am really proud, revengeful, ambitious, with an ext offences at my beck 보다 I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to provide them shape, or time to act castle in. What need to such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? We space arrant knaves – think none the us. Walk thy ways to a nunnery. Where’s her father?

OPHELIA:


At home, mine lord.

HAMLET:


Let the doors be shut upon him the he may play the fool nowhere yet in’s own house. Farewell.

OPHELIA