Suicide In Hamlet Essay

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Each and every single one of our lives should be thought of as a temple that will take control and live out a great life, without having negative thoughts towards living life. We are blessed to have the chance to live a life to the fullest, but there are sadly people out there who end up having different ideas. Suicide is an act of killing ones self and I find most people to be doing this horrible act because they either have serious depression or have some irrational thought that leads them to suicide. Going into the story of Hamlet, suicide is something that has been thought about coming from the mind of Hamlet, but we also see it happen with Ophelia. Hamlet was a man who had some serious problems going on within the family, most importantly…show more content…
“O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon ’gainst self-slaughter! O God, God”(I, 2, 129-132). Hamlet is whining about that he wished his flesh would be melted away, but he is also then saying that God made suicide a sin. I find this quote to be very interesting because it somewhat brings in a relationship between Hamlet and God. Hamlet does not really support what God has made a sin, but that does not mean Hamlet disobeys God. Reading Hamlet on a basic level will give us what we need to know, but looking further in, it is quite surprising to find religious thoughts and how Shakespeare incorporated it in. Hamlet could easily have ignored God, but because suicide is a sin, he would rather listen and try to reach Heaven one…show more content…
It is used for the act of devotion or serious depression and in Hamlet, I would say that it is because he is depressed, but also angry. Suicide can possibly have a symbolic meaning behind it, but then sometimes it can also be controversial in the real world. At least in Hamlet, I would say that suicide was symbolic for both Hamlet and Ophelia, but in different ways. Ophelia did it to symbolize her rage and somewhat insecurities toward her family and the murder of King Hamlet. Hamlet on the other hand, him not committing suicide symbolizes his courage to stand up for what
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