Journal On Hamlet's Quote "Why, Then, 'tis None To You; For There Is Nothing Either Good Or Bad, But Thinking Makes It So: To Me It Is A Prison." (Shakespeare, Hamlet, Ii, Ii, 249)

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Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most discussed plays. The drama has a lot of figurative language to be interpreted in various meanings. Among the famous quotes taken from Hamlet, perhaps the one bringing a wide range of different opinions is the line Hamlet said to his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern “Why, then, ‘tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it is a prison.” (Shakespeare, Hamlet, II, ii, 249.) There is a deep concept in this saying, which perfectly represents the reality and the values of right and wrong.In the context, despite Hamlet saying this line does not refer to the moral values in the society; it does reflect the theme of the play. In this scene when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, his old friends directed by King Claudius to come and check on his “madness”, Hamlet simply is mocking his fake friend’s naiveness. However, this quote does not only have this joking effect, but also foretells the theme of the play. “Hamlet” is the play of revenge, of finding the truth, of defining what is right and what is wrong. The way the prince thinks about life is going to help him deciding on his actions. “. . . for there is nothing either good or bad” implies in this world, nothing being is given a low or high value, a righteous or foul reason to exist. The way people look at it, react to it, and perceive it make it...

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