Essay On Hamlet's First Soliloquy

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Hamlet, the main character in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, is an impulsive character. Whose mother marries his uncle and he learns the unfathomed truth that his father was murdered by somebody who he didn’t expect, King Claudius a greedy man who wanted his brother’s throne. Shakespeare’s play was also tragic. From the death of Hamlet’s father to his very own harrowing death. In Hamlet’s first soliloquy he shows that he is angry with his mother for marrying her husband’s brother. Hamlet, however, does not think about taking revenge against his uncle for he does not know what secrets his uncle keeps, instead he is irate that his mother remarried so quickly. This hatred is expressed when he says “Frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare 1813) Hamlet even displays his disgust for his mother’s sexual life stating, “O, most wicked speed to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets!” (Shakespeare 1814) Hamlet states that “even an animal would have mourned longer”. (Shakespeare) Hamlet views their relationship as incest. He is mortified at his mother at how fast she got over his father and moved on. The soliloquy introduces how suicide can …show more content…
A death that was expected but by his own hand that most would have thought. Hamlet’s death was caused by poisoned sword that was swung by Laertes son of Ophelia. This death was most chilling because it didn’t just take Hamlet it took, his mother, the king, and Laertes. Being the tragic hero, Hamlet has a tragic flaw that must lead to his downfall. His indecisiveness coupled with hasty actions at the end lead to the conclusion. The ending of Hamlet appropriately closes all the conflicts, as well as reinforcing Hamlet's decision that since death is unavoidable, he would rather die fighting for his father's revenge than sitting idly by. All the characters that die in the end are in some way responsible for harm to others, which also makes the ending

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