" But i am pigeon- livered and lack gall to make oppression bitter, or ere this i should have fatted all the region kites with this slave's offal."

who is the speaker and what is the significance of this quote. Hamlet Act II and III

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Hamlet is reflecting on what a big coward he is. He says he would take abuse because he is too scared to do anything about it. Hamlet says that if he had courage he would have fed the vultures with the King's intestines.

This quotation is said by Hamlet to him self in his second soliloquy .

He says that he is so gentle /coward because he delays his revenge from his uncle and he used the word ‘pigeon´ to describe himself for it refers to gentleness and harmless


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