Self Gratification In Hamlet Essay

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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…

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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