Hamlet Was Really A College Student: The Literary Evidence

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Hamlet was a College Student: The Literary Evidence
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Hamlet on dorm rooms:

"I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself king of infinite
space." (II,ii,256-7)

Hamlet on orientation week:

"The undiscovered country from whose bourn/No traveller returns."

Hamlet on late-night study sessions:

POLONIUS: What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet: Words, words, words.

Hamlet on recovering from late-night study sessions:

"To die, to sleep,/No more..."

Hamlet on dorm food:

"At supper...a certain convocation of politic worms..."

Hamlet on bureaucracy:

"For who would bear/...The insolence of office, and the spurns/That
patient merit of the unworthy takes..." (III,i,70,73-4)

Hamlet on the Pub:

"We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart." (I,ii,175)

Hamlet on the morning after:

"Why, what an ass am I!" (II,ii,593)

Hamlet on the administration:

"Meet it as I should set it down/ That one may smile and smile and
still be a villain." (I,v,106-7)

Hamlet on course requirements:

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,/ Than are dreamt
of in your philosophy." (I,v,156-7)

Hamlet on exams:

"To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man pickt out of ten
thousand." (II,ii,178-9)

Hamlet on final grades:

"There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so." (II,ii,251-3)

Hamlet on ass-kissing:

"'Tis as easy as lying" (III,ii,375)

Hamlet on deceiving roommates:

"When he is drunk, asleep, or in his rage; / Or in th' incestuous
pleasure of his bed..." (III,iii,89-90)

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