Hamlet’s ‘Get thee come a nunnery’ speech to Ophelia is a memorable minute in a play full of memorable moments. Prior to we analyse his speech, here’s a reminder that the appropriate section that the play, i m sorry is discovered in act 3 scene 1, not long after Hamlet’s famed ‘To be, or not to be’ soliloquy.

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HAMLET:


Get thee come a nunnery! Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? ns am myself indifferent honest yet yet I could accuse me the such things that that were much better my mother had not borne me. I am really proud, revengeful, ambitious, with much more offences in ~ my beck than I have thoughts to placed them in, creative thinking to give them shape, or time come act castle in. What should such fellows as I execute crawling between earth and heaven? We room arrant knaves – believe none that 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 silly nowhere yet in’s own house. Farewell.

OPHELIA