CLAUDIUS: It goes against God’s wishes and betrays a vulnerable heart, a weak mind.
Let the world know you are next in line for this throne! I bear a father’s love for you, you know. Your intent to return to school at Wittenburg goes against my desires. I beseech you, stay here as the first member of my court—as my nephew and my son.
GERTRUDE: Answer your mother’s prayers, Hamlet. Stay with us.
HAMLET: I’ll obey you as best as I can, ma’am.
CLAUDIUS: A fair and loving answer! My dear wife, come. It makes my heart smile that Hamlet’s agreed so easily.
With the great cannon, every merry toast that I make today will echo in the clouds. Let’s go.