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Hamlet Analysis

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Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act II, scene 2 lines 563-622 shows his thoughts about himself. Hamlet is feeling self-loathing and full of anger. His use of analogies throughout the soliloquy conveys his thoughts and emotions of himself. His analogies are used in the themes of comparisons, uncertainties, and vengeance. His thoughts on himself allows the reader to view and feel what he is feeling.
The theme of comparisons is an important theme throughout this soliloquy. His comparisons shows his true thoughts on himself. In lines 565-572 he says, “is it not monstrous that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream or passion, could force his soul so to his own conceit that, from her working, all his visage wanned, a broken voice, and his whole function suiting with forms to his conceit? And all for nothing! For Hecuba.” Hamlet is very angry with himself. Also in lines 582-584 he says, “A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause and can say nothing!”
In lines 565-572 he says, “is it not monstrous that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream or passion, could force his soul so to his own conceit that, from her working, all his visage wanned, a broken voice, and his whole function suiting with forms to his conceit? And all for nothing! For Hecuba.” In the beginning of the soliloquy Hamlet is chastising himself, call himself names. He is comparing himself to the player. He does not understand why he cannot feel the same emotion that the player does. These lines display lots of self judgement from Hamlet. The player can bring such emotion, even bring tears to eyes for nothing, whereas Hamlet has a reason to feel this great sense of grief and cannot. He wonders how can the player display so mu...

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...y is this a turning point in the play it is a turning point in Hamlet’s character. At the beginning of the play Hamlet was more a man of thought , now Hamlet is still a man of thought but it transforming into a man of action. The king’s reaction to the play will drive him to be a man of action and to get revenge.
This soliloquy is very important. It gives Hamlet the idea to create a play that re-enacts his father’s murder. This will help him determine if the king is guilty or not. Also it determines his future course of action. This is a tremendous turning point in the play.It gives great insight of Hamlet’s character and his thoughts at the beginning of the soliloquy. Hamlet is starting to become more of a man of action by the end of the soliloquy. The last two lines of the soliloquy really leaves the reader with a sense of suspense of what is going to happen next.
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