Incorporate a quote into you essay by using a lead-in or
inserting it into the middle of a sentence. NO QUOTE
An assertion of your own and a colon plus the quotation
followed by a sentence concluding on the quote:
Hamlet balances his ideas in this soliloquy: “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” (3.1.58-61).
Because of this, the viewer sees Hamlet‟s rational thought
process and comes to the conclusion that he is not mad.
An introducing phrase and the quotation imbedded into
Hamlet‟s comment in Act 5, scene 2, “[h]ere, thou
incestuous, murderous, damned Dane” (292), shows that he
ultimately does confront Claudius with his crimes, but are
they crimes against Hamlet‟s father or Hamlet‟s mother?
For Hamlet, “the soldiers‟ music and the rites of war/Speak
loudly for him” (5.2.367-68) because his last acts before his
death do indeed show soldierly nobility and leadership.