"O shame, where is thy blush!"

Act III Scene IV Line 83

Hamlet Quote

In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet says, "O shame, where is thy blush!". He says this while he and the Queen are in her closet, or private chamber. Hamlet had just killed Polonius on accident, and Hamlet and the Queen are now talking about how the Queen is now married to the King's brother and how she is also not being true to herself. Hamlet told her that she should show some shame for her sins, but she does not. The tone is kind of demanding when Hamlet says this, and it advances the plot by having the Queen understand that Hamlet is upset.