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To Be Or Not To Be

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest play ever written. It is considered great because of the character, Hamlet, who is trying to get revenge on his father’s untimely death by his Uncle who stole the crown. Hamlet is a character who is hard to interpret; a mysterious person. He is probably the only character of William’s that has more human qualities than any other characters that we created by him. He feigns madness and moments later gives one of the most insightful critiques on the art of acting found in literature. William Shakespeare really had a nice touch of the human mind back then than most doctors even had. One thing that William was really good at was soliloquies. In all of his plays there is at least one famous soliloquy. Three messages from acts one, two, and three from Hamlet by William Shakespeare are anger, aloneness, and the question of life.
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet act one, the “too too solid flesh” reflects how Hamlet is angry at his mother and uncle for his father’s death. The King and Queen have told Hamlet to cast away his anger and grief for his father’s death. After hearing about the marriage between the King and the Queen, it further saddens Hamlet in his grieving stage. He thinks his mother is showing disloyalty by marrying so quickly after her late husband’s death. Hamlet can’t come to terms with that considering he thinks it is pretty much an affair. The prince mourns that even a “beast would have mourned a little longer.” This soliloquy shows a deep relationship that was had between Hamlet and his father. The queen never mourned for a respectful period of time and Hamlet scorns his mother to himself.
Hamlet act two by William Shakespeare highlights on the fact that Hamlet is alone in the choices he makes from now on. He continually scolds himself about his inability to execute the revenge on his father’s death. While sharing his inner feelings about his uncertainness with enacting his revenger, Hamlet has continuous doubts with himself. Throughout his soliloquy, Hamlet mentions how...

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