Hamlet's heart his broken and must not speak of his disgust in public.
The troubles Hamlet is experiencing must stay to himself because if he reveals his feelings aloud people may become suspicious to what he is planning. How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! Claudius reminds Hamlet that he is next in line to the throne, and asks him not to return to school in Wittenberg, a request that Gertrude reiterates.
HoratioMarcellus, and Barnardo enter, and Hamlet, unguarded with Horatio as with no one else, snidely jokes that King Claudius has sought to save money by using the funeral refreshments to feed his wedding guests.
Line — Hamlet uses an apostrophe, speaking directly to "frailty. Hamlet believes that the garden is "unweeded [ The following literary devices are employed in the above soliloquy.
Line — Hamlet alludes to Niobe, a character in Greek mythology, famous for her ceaseless tears following her children's death.
Claudius is clearly the antagonist, and he begins his hour upon the stage in a blatantly adversarial role. He discusses how his mother not only didn't mourn for long, but she married her dead husband's own brother.
Though his emotions may seem to be those of an actor, he is not acting.