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Hamlet
as in:  Shakespeare’s play


Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, was speculative and irresolute, and we have a great tragedy in consequence.
George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  Shakespeare often quoted tragedy in which a sensitive man (Hamlet) seeks to avenge his father’s murder (c. 1601)
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Hamlet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Notes:
Famous quotations from Hamlet include:

This above all,—to thine own self be true;
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?—To die,—to sleep,—
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to,—’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die,—to sleep;—
To sleep: perchance to dream:

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Accelerated Reader Level/Points:  10.5 / 7 (Though Accelerated Reader ratings don’t properly account for the antiquated vocabulary found in Shakespeare.)
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  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, was speculative and irresolute, and we have a great tragedy in consequence.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • As soon as the play, which was Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, began, Partridge was all attention, nor did he break silence till the entrance of the ghost; upon which he asked Jones, "What man that was in the strange dress; something," said he, "like what I have seen in a picture.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Hamlet , Shakespeare [1] , Romeo and Juliet [4] , Othello [6] , A Midsummer Night’s Dream [7] , Taming of the Shrew [9] , Romeo and Juliet [4] , Othello [6] , A Midsummer Night’s Dream [7] , Taming of the Shrew [9]
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