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Who said O my Offence is rank it smells to heaven?

Spoken by Claudius, Hamlet Act 3 Scene 3
Of those effects for which I did the murder, My crown, mine own ambition and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain the offence?

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Subsequently, one may also ask, who says O my Offence is rank it smells to heaven?

Oh, my offence is rank. It smells to heaven. It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder.

Also, who said my words fly up my thoughts remain below? King: "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go." In this pivotal scene the King has directed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to accompany Hamlet to England, thus effectively banishing this troublesome young man.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what does smells to heaven mean?

smell to high heaven It smells to high heaven. Ugh, something in this refrigerator smells to high heaven! 2. To be or seem extremely disreputable, suspicious, or corrupt. This deal between the company and the mayor's office smells to high heaven, if you ask me.

What scene is the prayer scene in Hamlet?

Hamlet slips quietly into the room and steels himself to kill the unseeing Claudius. But suddenly it occurs to him that if he kills Claudius while he is praying, he will end the king's life at the moment when he was seeking forgiveness for his sins, sending Claudius's soul to heaven.

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