| Quote #10
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This is an especially important moment for Prince Hamlet. When his good friend, Horatio, warns him that he will lose the duel with Laertes, Hamlet reveals that he has decided to give in to God's "providence" and is ready to accept what's in store for his future. He seems to know his death is imminent and he accepts it with a sense of peace and "readiness." The reference to the "fall of the sparrow" is from Matthew 10.29 – "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father" – which is taken to mean that God oversees and determines the life and death of every single creature, even the sparrow.