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In act 3, scene 1 in Hamlet, Hamlet tells Ophelia to "get thee to a nunnery." He uses himself as an example of the qualities men have that make them all “arrant knaves.” Name three uncomplimentary qualities that men possess, according to Hamlet.

In act 3, scene 1 in Hamlet, Hamlet tells Ophelia to "get thee to a nunnery" and uses himself as an example to prove that all men are "arrant knaves." He states that all men have the three uncomplimentary qualities of pride, vengefulness, and ambition.

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In act 3, scene 1, Hamlet uses himself and his own vices to relay the idea to Ophelia that there are many despicable qualities present in the hearts and minds of men. He tells her that there are so many wicked motivations in himself and other men like him that there are not enough words or time to list them all. He calls all men “arrant knaves” and states that no man is truly virtuous. In addition, he makes the claim that...

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