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|This is another extract from the play that is less well known but is really good for |
thinking with. Hamlet: Denmark's a ... Hamlet: Why, then, 'tis no prison to you; for
there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it is a prison.
|Put Jonathan Raban on a boat and the results will be fascinating, and never more so than when he’s sailing around the serpentine, 2,000-mile coast of his native England.|
|A fabulous read.”—School Library Journal, Starred The Magician [STAR] “Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trailer of destruction and well-timed revelations.”—Kirkus Reveiws, Starred The ...|
|11. 'Nothing. either. good. or. bad . . .' What follows is a transcript of my Richard |
Scott Memorial Lecture, given in Edinburgh in June 2001. ... but. thinking. makes.
it. so'1. In my limited experience, speakers on commemorative occasions such as
this fall into one of four categories. ... Indeed, there is a danger that just reminding
ourselves — just reminding ourselves — of what we believe in risks a retreat ...
|Rosencrantz: We think not so, my lord. Hamlet: Why, then 'tis none to you. For |
there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. To me it is a prison.
Guildenstern: Why, then your ambition makes it one. 'Tis too narrow for your mind
|This is the meaning to be attached to the famous line "for there is nothing either |
good or bad, but thinking (i.e. my thinking) makes it so". There is—he means—no
objective standard. He has just said Denmark is a prison. Rosencrantz retorts: ...
|Indulging in the "antic disposition," Hamlet convinces Polonius of his madness, |
but his depression surfaces simultaneously and with it the lingering ... Why then '
tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
|A goodly one ; in which there are many confines, wards, and dungeons ; |
Denmark being one of the worst. Ros. We think not so, my lord. Hair. Why, then '
tis none to you ; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so :
to me it ...