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.
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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