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Ch 6: Important Quotes from Hamlet

About This Chapter

The Important Quotes from Hamlet chapter of this Hamlet by William Shakespeare Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study key quotes introduced in this play. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the most essential quotes from Hamlet.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering important quotes from Hamlet will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the notable phrases and quotes from this play. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing key quotes from Hamlet
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual and auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Important Quotes from Hamlet chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only the information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Important Quotes from Hamlet chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the most notable quotes from Hamlet for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • The most famous quotes from Hamlet
  • The meaning behind Hamlet's soliloquy 'To be or not to be'
  • Quotations about revenge, love and madness
  • Notable lines from Horatio and Claudius
  • Context of the line 'Alas, poor Yorik'
  • Analysis of the quotes 'The rest is silence' and 'Now cracks a noble heart'

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: Important Quotes from Hamlet
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Famous Quotes from Hamlet

1. Famous Quotes from Hamlet

Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. This lesson discusses some of the most famous quotes from Hamlet. From 'to be or not to be' to 'to thine ownself be true', there will be many quotes in this lesson that you may have heard before, but didn't know that they came from Hamlet or what their context and meaning was.

Hamlet's To Be Or Not To Be Soliloquy: Meaning & Overview

2. Hamlet's To Be Or Not To Be Soliloquy: Meaning & Overview

'To be or not to be' is one of the most popular lines in English literature. It is the beginning of a soliloquy by Hamlet in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Learn more about Hamlet's soliloquy in this lesson.

Hamlet Quotes About Revenge

3. Hamlet Quotes About Revenge

The play Hamlet belongs to the genre of revenge tragedy. However, Hamlet is an unusual revenging hero, and the discussions of revenge in the play highlight a conflicted view on vengeance.

Hamlet Love Quotes

4. Hamlet Love Quotes

Love. What is it? Where do we find it? What crazy things does it make us do? All of these questions and more lie at the heart of William Shakespeare's iconic 1603 play, ''Hamlet'', a tragedy exploring the abuses of love.

Hamlet Madness Quotes

5. Hamlet Madness Quotes

This lesson will explore quotes in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' pertaining to the concept of madness and discuss how madness emerges as a major theme in Shakespeare's infamous tragedy. When you are through, test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Horatio Quotes in Hamlet

6. Horatio Quotes in Hamlet

In Shakespeare's ''Hamlet,'' the words of Hamlet's friend Horatio reveal his character. He is loyal and kind, but more literal-minded than the prince. This lesson analyzes Horatio's function in the play through some of his characteristic quotes.

Claudius Quotes in Hamlet

7. Claudius Quotes in Hamlet

As the object of Hamlet's revenge, Claudius is one of the most important characters in 'Hamlet.' These quotes reveal the ways in which he changes throughout the play.

'Alas, Poor Yorick': Quote's Meaning & Overview

8. 'Alas, Poor Yorick': Quote's Meaning & Overview

In this lesson, we will study the context and meaning of a famous quote from William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.' In the quote, we see a scared young prince who's coming to terms with death and growing more courageous.

Meaning of 'The Rest Is Silence' in Hamlet

9. Meaning of 'The Rest Is Silence' in Hamlet

The last words of the title character in William Shakespeare's ''Hamlet'' have gained a life far beyond the play, the poignant phrase being often used to comment on the conclusion of dramatic or tragic events. In context, they respond to Hamlet's and the play's preoccupation with death.

Meaning of 'Now Cracks a Noble Heart' in Hamlet

10. Meaning of 'Now Cracks a Noble Heart' in Hamlet

~'Now cracks a noble heart~' functions as Hamlet's spoken epitaph. This lesson examines some of the ambiguities and implications of this line from the final scene of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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