Shakespeare relies heavily on soliloquies to help the reader understand Prince Hamlet. Hamlet is often speaking out loud when he is by himself. This lets the reader know what Hamlet is actually thinking despite what he is telling others around him (Mittelstaedt 126-27). The majority of the soliloquies are moments when Hamlet is overwhelmed by emotion at his situation and deeply upset. Hamlet’s sadness is what the play revolves around.
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Some critics, in a sense, partially agree. Edward E. Foster points out that "if Hamlet were simply to proceed to act out the role that has been thrust upon him, the play would be just another... ... middle of paper ... ...n become another character in the play. Hamlet shows the true genius of Shakespeare. Works Cited Bloom, Harold. Modern Critical Interpretations Of Hamlet.
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