Analysis Of Hamlet Soliloquies

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– My favorite Hamlet soliloquy is “To be, or not to be.” I know that this soliloquy is popular and almost cliché in a way; however, I think that this soliloquy is important and does have a large impact on the play. This soliloquy is relatable and contains a larger purpose. The speech speaks on his discontentment and possibly the reader’s.
3 – Alliteration: “Therefore I have entreated him along, with us to watch the minutes of this night.”
Allusion: “In the most high and palmy state of Rome,
A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,
The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted dead
Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets.”
Antithesis: “To be, or not to be, that is the question—
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows
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Foreshadowing: An example of foreshadowing is when Hamlet’s father came to him as a ghost to inform him of his murder, this caused a rage within Hamlet that foreshadows his revenge. This revenge led to the death of his uncle, mother, and himself.
4 – I think a big symbol in Hamlet is poison. It symbolizes deceit, revenge, and death. Hamlet learns from the ghost (his father) that his own uncle, Claudius killed him. – Which was by him pouring poison into King Hamlet’s ear. This encounter demonstrates how the need for power can corrupt someone. This need for power caused Claudius to poison and sadly kill his own brother. Another example is when Laertes and Claudius were planning to kill Hamlet. They also used poison. Lastly, poison kills Gertrude (this is betrayal because it was Claudius that did this), and eventually caused the deaths of Laertes, Claudius, and
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7 – I think the ultimate message in Hamlet is not to let anything fully consume you. Hamlet let his need for revenge consume him. Also, his need to avenge his father. In a way, Hamlet causes his own downfall by his obsession with killing Claudius to avenge his father. By plotting Claudius' death, Claudius feels the need to protect himself. In the end, revenge kills Hamlet, and most of the other characters.
8 – I believe Horatio is the most admirable character in this play because of, his honesty, his reasoning/intelligence, and his loyalty to Hamlet. Although he had a minor role, I think he has a significant impact on the play and the other characters. He was Hamlet’s dearest friend, and the person who told Hamlet’s life story. Horatio loves Hamlet a lot, but doesn’t try to over power or persuade him. Overall, Horatio is a strong character who is unwavering in his friendship

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