They are sheep and calves which seek out assurance
in that. I will speak to this fellow. Whose
grave's this, sirrah?
O, a pit of clay for to be made
For such a guest is meet.
I think it be thine, indeed; for thou liest in't.
You lie out on't, sir, and therefore it is not
yours: for my part, I do not lie in't, and yet it is mine.
'Thou dost lie in't, to be in't and say it is thine:
'tis for the dead, not for the quick; therefore thou liest.
'Tis a quick lie, sir; 'twill away gain, from me to
you.I finished reading Hamlet a couple of days ago, but, every time I try to write about it, I get stumped. I guess I was just scared because I liked Act I a lot, and I didn't think the following scenes could live up to it. I don't know. The whole play seemed BLEEEH to me after Act III.
Maybe because I didn't have anyone to root for. Frankly, Hamlet was an arschloch. He couldn't make up his mind, and he manipulated Ophelia to convince everyone he was batshit crazy. Ophelia, on other hand, was just crazy, so no... I couldn't root for her either. I liked Polonius A LOT, but he was killed off early in the play. I kind of liked Laertes, but he chickened out and apologized to Hamlet in the end. So BLAGH.
I did appreciate Shakespeare's humor, though, especially the wisecracking gravedigger. I also liked how it seemed that everyone had something to hide, and I had to be on my guard at all times. Shakespeare's characters were so human. Everyone had an agenda and a motive.
For a more coherent summary of Hamlet, check out this link: Hamlet in Facebook Statuses. I first came across the site before reading the play, and I didn't get it all. I read it again after finishing Hamlet and literally Laughed Out Loud.
I do look forward to reading something by Shakespeare again, probably a comedy with a bit of romance thrown in. I was interested in The Taming of the Shrew since one of my favorite movies of all time, Ten Things I Hate About You, is a modernized version of it, but I changed my mind after reading the summary--more than a little sexist, in my opinion. Much Ado About Nothing looks good.