Skeat says that crowner, which has been generally regarded as a corruption of 'coroner,' is a correct form, 'coroner' being from the base coron - of the M. Give me leave, allow me to interrupt you. This is supposed to be an allusion to an inquest in a case of forfeiture of a lease to the crown in consequence of the suicide by drowning of Sir John Hales, a case which Shakespeare may have heard talked about. If so, I will tell you that, etc.
They discuss whether or not it is proper that Ophelia is getting a Christian burial given that she appears to have taken her own life according to religious doctrine, those who commit suicide may not be afforded Christian burials.
The two men joke with one another as Hamlet and Horatio watch from a distance. Observing the gravedigger carelessly tossing skulls aside, Hamlet wonders who these skeletons were in life.
Hamlet approaches the gravedigger and asks whose grave he is digging. The gravedigger cleverly trades words with Hamlet, first telling him that, as he is the one digging it, the grave is his own.
He then says that the grave belongs to neither a man nor a woman, as men and women are living, and the grave is for a member of the dead. The gravedigger, who does not recognize Hamlet, says that he has been working since Old Hamlet killed King Fortinbras thirty years ago—incidentally, the same day that Prince Hamlet was born.
Recalling fond childhood memories of playing with Yorick, Hamlet is dismayed by the sight of his skull. This disturbing image prompts Hamlet to realize that all men must eventually die and turn to dust, and he speculates that even famous men such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar may eventually have ended up as clay used to plug up a barrel of beer or fill in a hole in a wall.
Hamlet and Horatio hide to watch the procession. The entire section is 1, words.White Ophelia floats like a great lily; Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils - In the far-off woods you can hear them sound the mort.
For more than a thousand years sad Ophelia Has passed, a white phantom, down the long black river. For more than a thousand years her sweet madness Has murmured its ballad to the evening breeze.
Significance of the Gravediggers' Scene in Shakespeare's Hamlet In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet gravediggers' scene is one place where seriousness intermingles with the comic element. Apart from serving as a comic relief in the rising tragic action of the play,the grave diggers scene also deals with some other major and .
Significance of the Gravediggers' Scene in Shakespeare's Hamlet In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet gravediggers' scene is one place where seriousness intermingles with the comic element.
Apart from serving as a comic relief in the rising tragic action of the play,the grave diggers scene also deals with some other major and important themes of the play. (Ophelia)” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet. tags: ophelia.
3 likes. Like “I On the calm black water where the stars are sleeping White Ophelia floats like a great lily;. In Hamlet, a play, by William Shakespeare there is various deaths that occur as the play progresses. First is the death of King Hamlet, then the death of Ophelia and the death of Queen Gertrude.
Gertrude is the queen of Denmark the mother of Hamlet and is recently remarried with her brother in law Claudius. However, "young Hamlet", as he is referred to earlier in the play is still attending university and courting Ophelia.
Laertes says that Hamlet's love is like "a violet in the youth of primy nature" ().