Analysis Of Roger Ebert And Steve Jobs In Hamlet

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Life is not a void filled with despair and difficulties as Hamlet has depicted in his soliloquy. Looking at Roger Ebert and Steve Jobs, we can see that it is possible to be content with your life even though it may seem like an unrealistic dream to some. Just because you can’t see it now doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. And it most certainly does not mean you won’t be able to find happiness later down the road. Life is valuable; it just depends on how you choose to look at it.
Hamlet does not find life meaningful because he does not have a passion. Roger Ebert, on the other hand, does, so despite being in tremendous pain, he was able to surpass it. His medical implication did not stop him from writing but rather it further intensified his love
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While many factors had contributed to Ebert’s optimism, one of them is the fact that he can’t do anything but smile. Ever since he had his jaw removed, “Anger isn’t as easy for him as it used to be. Now his anger rarely lasts long enough got him to write it down” (Jones 54). His inability to frown had overall made him a brighter and happier person. It allowed him to focus more on what really matters rather than getting upset over small trivial …show more content…
Look at Hamlet for instance. He was the Prince of Denmark yet his outlook on life is entirely different from that of Jobs and Ebert. His power and money did not make him any more happier than someone with a poor background. It takes more than just money to reach a point where you are content with your life. You need to “find what you love...And most importantly have the courage to follow your heart and intuition” (Jobs 71). Jobs and Ebert owe it to the circumstances they were placed in because it was through the time constraint that they realize “some things aren’t as important as they once were; and some things are more important than

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