Hamlet Soliloquy Essay

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“Hamlet did not live the life of a mere student, much less of a mere dreamer…”(Bradley). Hamlet lived the complicated life of a man whose father died a tragic death and whose mother married his uncle after a short period of time. He suffers greatly through the play and considers suicide multiple times. In acts one through three of Hamlet, he speaks three different soliloquies which have been examined and questioned over the years since he became famous. In the play Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, acts one through three, the three messages in his soliloquies are that speaking out can do more harm than good, focusing will accomplish what needs to be accomplished, and the question of the meaning of life to Hamlet. The soliloquy in act one of Hamlet conveys the message that speaking out about what pains you can do more bad than good. At the end of the soliloquy, Hamlet makes this observation,“But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.”(Act 1:2 Line 161). Hamlet is going through the pain of his mother marrying his uncle after his father dies, Hamlet realizes that he cannot talk about anything to his mother because it would hurt her. He is mad at her because he doesn’t yet understand that his mother had nothing to do with the death of his …show more content…
Hamlet struggles to kill his stepfather and thinks about it to the point where he can’t do it anymore. He comes to an epiphany where he speaks of his abuses,“Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face…”(Act 2:2 Lines 560-561). Hamlet realizes the wrongs that have been done to him. Claudius has insulted him in the worst way possible, by killing his father, marrying his mother, and stealing his father’s crown. Hamlet must now make the choice to kill his stepfather based in this information, yet he struggles. Even with all of the pains Claudius has caused him, he still hesitates to avenge his

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