* "This bodes some strange eruption to our state"     (Horatio, Act 1, scene i)
> At the sighting of the Ghost
   Horatio fears that the appearance of the dead king's ghost is a dark omen of future trouble for the Kingdom of Denmark.

* "valian Hamlet.....Did slay this Fortinbras"   (Horatio, Act 1, scene i)
> At some unspecified time in the past, King Fortinbras fought King Hamlet in single combat. At stake were not only their lives,
    but their honour, as well as a significant amount of disputed territory. King Hamlet was victorious and Norwat lost its King, its
    honor and its territory.

* "Now sir young Fortinbras
    Of unimproved mettle hot and full
    Hath in the skirts of Norway here and there
    Sharked up a list of lawless resolutes…     (Horatio, Act 1, scene i)
> With the King Hamlet dead, Prince Fortinbras is determined to undo the losses incurred when his father was vanquished,
    by attacking denmark in order to win back the lost territory.

* "Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death
    the memory be green…."     (Claudius, Act 1, scene ii)
> Claudius is astute and duplicitous. Characteristics which make him an excellent politician. He expresses false grief in order to fin favor of
    his courtiers.

* "….of this war-like state"       (Claudius, Act 1, scene ii)
> Claudius: insightful politician. Carefully circumvents Fortinbras by sending a letter to the King of Norway, Fortinbras' uncle.

* "Farewell and let your haste commend your duty"     (Claudius, Act 1, scene ii)
> Claudius sends to envoys, Cornelius and Voltemand, to inform the norwegian King of his nephew's dangerous activities in the
  hope that this will hamper the threat from Fortinbras. Claudius   -->   shrewd man. Newly appointed king --> needs to establish himself
  as worthy of the position. War would not go in favor of his plans.

* "His will is not his...