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The following lines from the play dialogue, Scene by Scene, demonstrate the existence of the Appetite Motif in the play, and show its significance. I include comments where they might be necessary.

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Scene 1#109 For food and diet to some enterprise

Scene 1#110 That hath a stomach in't; which is no other,

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Scene 2#048 The hand more instrumental to the mouth, - for feeding the mouth. Or, in Claudius's case, bringing drink to the mouth.

Scene 2#127 No jocund health that Denmark drinks today,

Scene 2#146 As if increase of appetite had grown

Scene 2#147 By what it fed on, and yet within a month . . .

Scene 2#182 Hamlet: Thrift, thrift, Horatio: The funeral baked meats - combined with the following line.

Scene 2#183 Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables;

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