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.
Shakespeare implies that it is the easy way out of life, and that so called perpetual sleep might be a nightmare that is worse than life itself. Contemplating about death while still alive can cause unwanted grief and distress, which resulted in Hamlet reflecting on life and death. It was through the soliloquies that his views of life and death gradually evolved, and eventually enabled him to do the honourable act of redeeming his father’s murder.
When he is not true to his responsibility he avoids it. Hamlets self responsibilities add to his isolation throughout the play. Hamlet feels his own responsibility is to carry on, and keep on going. He says in his first soliloquy: “O, that this too too-solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fix’d his canon ‘gainst self-slaughter!
The resulting inactions leads to his death" ("Characters"). Because Hamlet spends so much time pondering his surroundings, he sometimes misses the chance to act on them. This inability to accomplish anything slowly pulls Hamlet to a point where no amount of thought or action could possibly help him. However, at one point in the play Hamlet comes very near to followin... ... middle of paper ... ...venge their father's deaths, as well as continue living, and richly at that. The decisions of Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras are utilized to show the importance of balancing thought with action in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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.
I believe that this flaw is Hamlet's idealism. While his idealism is a good trait, in this case, Hamlet's environment and his... ... middle of paper ... ...major sin, he also knows that he must avenge his father's death. He could not continue to live knowing that he was not able to put his father's soul to rest, "My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth." In fact, near the very end of the play, he does cast off all doubt as to his course of action, saying that "There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow." He now has a fatalistic viewpoint which he believes is right and promises to himself not to let his decision waver.
He contemplates his virtue in life, something many people struggle with to understand. One problem that Hamlet really struggles with is the thought of death. He is not sure whether he should end his misery by committing suicide, or pursuing revenge for his father’s death. After much careful consideration, Hamlet decides to take revenge for his father’s death as a way to cope with his tragedy. He plans out ways to kill Claudius with hesitation, but knows it must be done to honor is father.
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.
Hamlet contemplates the pros and cons of life and death during his struggle. Hamlet breaks down when he learns of his fathers death among other things. this leads hamlet to believe that taking his own life is the best possible solution and the only way to end the pain of the unfortunate events in his surroundings. the question again rises "To be or Not to be?" should he continue living through his life in suffering, or simply take his life and end it all.
When people die what makes a great hero and a evil devil different, we all turn to dust and bones but the only thing left from a hero is his story and the devil his tale. Hamlet's philosophy about life expresses a lot about him as a human being and also expresses how his views about life didn't fit the mold of society in his time. The 'to be' soliloquy's main ideas are that Hamlet is contemplating whether he should commit suicide or he should keep living. Is it worth bearing the pain of life and its burdens or should we just end our lives. The only thing hol... ... middle of paper ... ...eing and also expresses how his views about life didn't fit the mold of society in his time.