Find two references to disease and decay in Act I of Hamlet. What might these references signify?

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One important example of the theme of decay is found in Hamlet's first soliloquy when he says that Denmark, and more specifically his mother's remarriage "Tis an unweeded garden / That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature possess it merely."  Hamlet is comparing his mother and Claudius to unweeded garden.  In order for a garden to thrive, be beautiful or bear food, it must be kept free of weeds which will rob the good...

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