ROSENCRANTZ: Not much, just that the world’s become honest.
HAMLET: In that case, doomsday approaches.
But you’re wrong! Let me ask you a question:
What crimes have you committed to be sent to this prison?
GUILDENSTERN: “Prison,” my lord?
HAMLET: Denmark is a prison.
ROSENCRANTZ: Then . . . I guess the whole world is one.
HAMLET: Yes, quite a large one with many cells and dungeons—
Denmark being one of the worst.
ROSENCRANTZ: We don’t think so, my lord.
HAMLET: Then to you, it isn’t—nothing is good or bad in itself; we make it so with our thoughts. And to me, Denmark is a prison.
ROSENCRANTZ: Your ambition makes it one—
Denmark is too narrow for your mind!
HAMLET: Oh God, I could be trapped in a nutshell and feel like the king of infinite space . . .
Were it not that I have bad dreams.