This is because death scares him and he has to revenge his father. In this soliloquy, we learn that Hamlet is a fickle, indecisive and confused character whose state of mind is troubled. The soliloquy “How all occasions do inform against me” has parts of it that is similar to the third monologue. "I do not know why yet I live to say "This things to do." In this quote Hamlet might still be debating on why he still lives.
He plans out ways to kill Claudius with hesitation, but knows it must be done to honor is father. Throughout not only his soliloquy, but the entire play, Hamlet’s uncertainty about his plans are emphasized and he is personified as too analytical about what he should do with himself and with Claudius. Many thoughts of suicide have crossed his mind and with everything that he has thought about, he is unable to organize his thoughts and cannot choose one idea to stick to without reading into it so much. Hamlet is not very certain of what he wants to do with himself. He goes back and forth between choosing whether to live or die.
For example, him continuously going back and forth with himself on whether to continue suffering through life, sleep, or die, and he questions whether to follow the ghost of his father, and whether to seek revenge or not. Even though he has an internal battle, the readers can simply conclude that Hamlet is going to have to make a decision in the end which leads to the death of Claudius. If the reader put his or herself in poor Hamlet’s situation, they can gain knowledge that it is not easy to deal with the death of a loved one’s life alone. Hamlet just wanted to fight against his troubles by putting an end to them. Life often puts us in situations where we do not know whether to give up or continue fighting.
He is not positive of an afterlife, therefore he doesn't have the courage to end his life. "Now might I do it prat," (Beaty, 1363) is a soliloquy in which we see a shift in Hamlet's rationalization. Hamlet, as his fathers only son, is seeking revenge for his fathers death, but is afraid that a quick death for Claudius would not be enough. Hamlet feels that waiting until Claudius is in an immoral situation would make him suffer in death because he would not be allowed to repent for his sins. During this soliloquy Hamlet is caught up in his plot for revenge and has foregone, for the moment, his plan of suicide.
By Hamlet considering all the reasons why people suffer through life, Hamlet concludes, “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all. And thus…this regard their currents turn awry. And lose the action” (3.1.84-89). Prince Hamlet had a myriad of opportunities from act 1 to act 3 to go ahead and kill himself. However each time he considers to rid himself of the earth, he finds subtle reason to stay, such as the fear of afterlife, being a coward, and being forgotten in death as his father; thus stopping his action as he had observed in other people.
He does this because killing somebody is a sin. This also strikes fear in him about what life after death might be like (“To Be Or Not To Be’: Hamlet’s Soliloquy”). At the end of his soliloquy, Hamlet decides that the more he ponders about this kind of stuff, the more it is going to cause him to not take action. Hamlet talks about how life is not very rewarding and how negative it is throughout his speech. But I still do not think that he is contemplating suicide.
As well, he constantly over analyzes the soul after death which causes him to ponder what Claudius’ quality of life after death will be like and wants to make sure it is not the joyous, successful life that he has presently. Overall, when he wants to act, he over thinks the results and fails to. The intense exploration of appearance and reality is truly at the core of Hamlet’s character, and is the by-product of his inability to just accept what is what. To truly understand why Hamlet delays in the righteous murder of his treacherous uncle, one must analyze this important detail about Hamlets manner. One of the first few lines Hamlet speaks that give true insight to his intelligence are I know not “seems.” ‘Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black… Nor the dejected haviour of the visage, Together with all forms, modes, shapes of grief, That can denote me truly: these indeed seem, For they are actions that a man might play; But I have that within which passeth show; These, but the trappings and the suits of woe.
“To Be or Not To Be” The “To Be or Not To Be” speech in the play, “Hamlet,” portrays Hamlet as a very confused man. He is very unsure of himself and often wavers between two extremes. In the monologue, he contemplates death; over whether he should commit suicide or seek revenge for his father’s death. The play also shows how Hamlet thinks over things too much. From the analysis over life and death he comes to the conclusion that he would rather live and seek revenge for father’s death than die.
He also wants too avenge his dead father and redeem his family’s honor by killing his brother, who became the regent ruler upon his father’s death. Throughout the play Hamlet’s attitude changes from fearing death to accepting it as inevitable which pervades the play as he manipulates his own actions in the pursuit of avenging his father. Having gotten the wind of the possible truth that his father was murdered by his own brother, Hamlet finds himself questioning if life is worth living as he gets obsessed with vengeful thoughts. This is demonstrated when Hamlet views death though the metaphor of sleep upon his monologue: This illuminates his thoughts and reasoning about the afterlife as he contemplates both suicide and revenge, which make him raise the question what it really means to die. The thought of the unquestionable matters of the afterlife frightens him.