Hamlet Soliloquy Analysis

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Hamlet, the main character of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is one of the most entertaining characters ever created. He delivers different soliloquies, but the fourth one is the most famous soliloquy from Hamlet. This soliloquy is the most famous soliloquy. Even today people are familiar with the phrase “To be or not to be, that is the question”. These opening words are so interesting and intriguing, but very few people have any idea of its true meaning, and that is why the meaning gets misinterpreted.

The soliloquy serves to effectively illustrate the inner nature of Hamlet’s character and develop the theme of revenge. Should he get revenge or commit suicide? Hamlet thinks of life and death, unsure of what death may bring. He is not
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Hamlet delivers this soliloquy, he is a complex young guy, with a brilliant mind. Hamlet is a very

unique and complicated person. In this soliloquy, Hamlet faced multiple internal and external battles. Hamlet reveals his true thoughts and emotions. Hamlet centers the soliloquy around his decision on how to seek revenge for his father 's death and how to deal with life and death.

The play also shows how Hamlet thinks over things too much. He rationalizes his life and all its events and accepts nothing without careful analysis. Hamlet can think all he wants, but nothing will ever get done, unless he does something about it. Hamlet has a dilemma of should he live or should he just die. “ Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of trouble”. (58-60) He is unhappy with his life and unsure of what death may bring. He describes life as “sea of troubles”. This shows that Hamlet knows that living is a struggle. He wonders if it is easier to accept things as how they are and suffer in silence. This is why Hamlet begins to consider suicide as an escape of what he is going
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Hamlet chose fate by revenging his father’s dead even if it meant dying. It is human nature to feel unsure, confused and cowardly, like Hamlet, when you are unable to make a decision. This is why people can pause their lives and think all they want, but they have to act to accomplish what they want. Hamlet is a tragic story. Hamlet was a man looking for revenge on the wrongs done to the people he loved. He was emotionally shaken and consumed by his plan, being under a lot of pressure. He was not crazy, he was not a coward, he was just a man that loved his family and wanted justice for them. I feel that we can relate to this soliloquy, because it is not only about ourselves’ lives , but also about the people’s lives we love and that surrounds us. We need to find and define ourselves. We need to know the importance of existence, and how we can make an impact, even though soon or later we will be forgotten. And even today Shakespeare’s play Hamlet and his famous phrase “ to be or not to be” can relate to us in different
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