Hamelt's Third and Fifth Soliloquies

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In the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare the main character Hamlet delivers 6 very philosophical soliloquies. I will be discussing the third and fifth soliloquies. The second soliloquies has the most quoted line in literature “to be or not to be”.1( pg. 103 Shakespeare) The third soliloquy in the book is all about suicide and weather Hamlet should continue to exist or not. He contemplates the ups and downs and reveals his inner thoughts to us about it. The fifth soliloquy is about killing his uncle and how he cannot do it while he is praying other wise he would be admitted to heaven. In the play Hamlet soliloquies are extremely important they reveal to us the true thoughts of the main character, and let us understand his thoughts and feelings. It shows changes in his thoughts many times we see Hamlet go through two and even three emotions in one soliloquy. The third soliloquy begins on page 103 in a room in the castle after we had just witnessed between the Queen, Claudius, Polonius, and Hamlets childhood friends Roserncrantz, and Guildenstern. Claudius has asked Hamlets child hood friends to spy on him and report back to him to tell him what Hamlet is planing and thinking. After they all exit Hamlet enters and starts philosophizing and contemplating. “The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache”. (pg. 103 Shakespeare) Here Hamlet is describing suicide. He is comparing death to a eternal sleep. To end his troubles by just turning his sword against himself and ending all of his troubles. He makes the idea of death seem so simple here by comparing it to just a sleep. We all s... ... middle of paper ... ...espeare was writing Hamlet and the six very important soliloquies there must have been a lot of thought put behind them. In the third soliloquy we saw Hamlet go from angry and sad to being cowered and confusion we also see his need to second guess himself on everything he does. In the fifth soliloquy we saw him come across the perfect chance to kill his uncle and finish his path of revenge but then deiced not to because he seemed to be praying and he would go straight to heaven. Here we see an insight to Hamlet that he is not a fierce warrior but a thinker and he over thinks everything. The soliloquies really made this story. They give the reader the feeling of them knowing exactly what is going on. They show us the true feeling of Hamlet. Also they show us change in Hamlet as it happens. Without the soliloquies this story would be hard to follow and seem incomplete.

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