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What is the meaning of we know what we are but know not what we may be?

What is the meaning of we know what we are but know not what we may be?

Ophelia has gone mad, and Claudius asks her how she is doing. Part of her response is the quote above—”we know what we are, but know not what we may be”— which means we (including her) know how we are now, but there is no telling what will happen to us in the future.

Do Ophelia kill herself?

Ophelia kills herself because the fate of Denmark is placed on her shoulders when she is asked to more or less spy on Hamlet, her father has been murdered (by her former lover no less), from the confusion created by her father and brother with regard to the meaning of love, and her suicide is even an act of revenge.

Are we what we are because of who we are?

If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves.”

What we say is what we do meaning?

what we say is what we do. Facimus quod dicimus. Explanation: If what your client means is “We do accomplish what we promise to do”

Who said we know what we are but not what we may be?

William Shakespeare

Why does Horatio live?

In the last act and last scene of the play, Hamlet insists that Horatio remain alive to tell his story. He wants to make sure that everyone knows Claudius was the one who murdered his father and that he, Hamlet, was not responsible for the death of his mother.

Who married Hamlet?


Why did Hamlet’s mother married his uncle?

In Act 3 Scene 4, Hamlet accuses Gertrude of lust for marrying Claudius only few months after King Hamlet’s death – he believes that Gertrude married Claudius for he own desire.

Why is Hamlet angry at Ophelia?

10) Why is Hamlet so cruel to Ophelia? Hamlet is cruel to Ophelia because he has transferred his anger at Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius onto Ophelia. Hamlet may also know that Ophelia is helping Claudius and Polonius spy on him and talks to her with this betrayal in mind.

Is Hamlet capable of love?

King Claudius does not think love is the cause of Hamlet going mad because he states Hamlet is not capable of feeling love. Claudius thinks Hamlet is depressed which is causing him to act out. He begins to think that Hamlet is dangerous and needs to be far away from his family.

When sorrows come they come not in single spies but in battalions?

The quote “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions” was used by Claudius in Shakespeare play, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V. Claudius meant that, when bad incidents occur, they do not happen alone and many other bad happenings occur simultaneously to contribute to human tragedy.

Who is Ophelia’s brother?

Laertes Polonius’s

Why is Hamlet so angry?

Much of Hamlet’s anger stems from his frustration that his mother has replaced his father with someone he absolutely despises—someone who, he is beginning to suspect, may have murdered his father. Gertrude married Claudius, Hamlet believes, much too soon after his father’s untimely demise: a betrayal.