Soliloquies In Shakespeare's Hamlet By William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare has a brilliant knack on writing plays that intrigues any person. Many texts of Shakespeare 's are still considered to be one of the greatest plays of all time. The play that is referred to as the greatest play in history would be Hamlet. Hamlet has the same qualities of his other playwrights, but it does entitle a different kind of attitude. Unlike any other play that Shakespeare has composed, Hamlet possesses the ability to mess with the minds of the audience. Shakespeare is able to captivate his audience due to the decisions he made in his writings. Some of the decisions Shakespeare had to make involved how to begin and end his play, the use of metaphors or situations to point out the irony, and how to write a soliloquy …show more content…
Of course there are the quite popular ones spoken by the prince Hamlet; the To Be Or Not To Be, or Too Too Solid Flesh Would Melt, are generally thought of almost immediately. However, some of the more intriguing soliloquies exist among the other characters. Shakespeare’s decision with Ophelia is troubling in this regard, Hamlet is a character read as easily as a book by the audience, and this is fully intended by the author. This is why he gave Hamlet so many soliloquies showing Hamlet’s real feelings towards his mother, father, and uncle. Shakespeare purposely let the audience see the true pain that Hamlet progresses through as the play carries on. Yet, Ophelia is a character that is practically untouched in Hamlet’s soliloquies, the prince discusses every other main character. This leaves every audience to wonder what Hamlet’s real intentions towards the woman, and what Ophelia must have been going through considering she was the real human being to go crazy in the play of Hamlet. Shakespeare’s decision to leave out the truth on exactly one character, as important as Ophelia gives something to remain in the curiosity of the audiences mind. Hamlet speaks of love and fairness, but never once does he discuss the past of his girl, Ophelia. Out of the play, the only object practically untouched would be the daughter of Polonius, the nosiest

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