Self Gratification In Hamlet Essay

analytical Essay
1030 words
1030 words

How all occasions do inform against me,
And spur my dull revenge? What is a man,
If his chief good and market of his time 36
Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more.
Sure, He that made us with such large discourse,
Looking before and after, gave us not
That capability and god-like reason 40
To fust 4 in us unus’d. Now, whether it be
Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple
Of thinking too precisely on the event,—
A thought which, quarter’d, hath but one part wisdom 44
And ever three parts coward,—I do not know
Why yet I live to say, “This thing’s to do,”
Sith I have cause and will and strength and means
To do’t. Examples gross as earth exhort me; 48
Witness this army of such mass and charge 5
Led by a delicate and tender prince,
Whose spirit …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that the man who made us with such large discourse,looking before and after, gave us notthat capability and god-like reason to fust 4 in us unus'd.
  • Explains that they live to say, "this thing's to do," since they have cause, will, and strength.
  • Analyzes how hamlet sheds his attachment for words and begins to act on his deeply held feelings of revenge.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's last soliloquy tries to explain the position he is placed in.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's line 50, "witness this army of such mass and charge" reveals the urge that prince of norway has to defend the small part of land.
  • Analyzes how hamlet ponders on how to act in a controlled manner by putting into account how one action will affect other people around him.
  • Opines that it is ethical to allow the supreme being to take action for you that is revenge.
  • Analyzes how hamlet wonders why a young prince leads 20,000 soldiers into war against poland to fight for something insignificant. he sees his action right as revenge will make him famous in the globe.
  • Analyzes how claudius killed his father and stained his mother because he considers it a huge blow in his life. he swears to follow fortinbera's example of taking revenge and stop delaying to take vengeance.

Each person goes through life questioning the whys and what ifs, but seldom do people act on those revengeful feelings unless they reach a point of action. Hamlet reaches such a point in life where wordplay no longer suffices, and he must act not out of necessity but out of filial duty and honor. In this soliloquy, Hamlet sheds his attachment for words and begins to act on his deeply held feelings of revenge/ This passage from the last soliloquy of Hamlet tries to explain the position Hamlet is placed in in. For example, line 34 “How all occasions do form against me...35 and spur my dull revenge!” These two lines critically reveal that Hamlet is being triggered by some actions to carry out revenge against the person who killed his Father (203). In the passage, the question to take action is not only affected by the sensible contemplation, such as the call for certainty, but also by emotive, ethical and psychosomatic factors (Shakespeare

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