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The Hearing Motif includes mentions of hearing, sounds, and the ears. The following lines, Scene by Scene, demonstrate the existence of the Hearing Motif in the play, and indicate its significance. Only the more obvious instances of the Hearing Motif are listed, and I comment only where it seems necessary.

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Scene 1#01-010   Bernardo: Have you had quiet guard? - is partly figurative, referring not only to noise, but to activity.

Scene 1#01-015   Francisco: I think I hear them; stand ho, who is there?

Scene 1#01-036   And let us, once again, assail your ears

Scene 1#01-040   And let us hear Bernardo speak of this.

Scene 1#01-160   Upon a fearful summons; I have heard,

Scene 1#01-162   Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat

Scene 1#01-176   Horatio: So have I heard, and do in part believe it;

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