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Discussing Hamlet.

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Hamlet Hamlet is an intriguing story of treachery, incarnations, heroes and villains. Throughout this play the moods of many characters change drastically from start to finish. However we don't always get to see what these characters are thinking. During "Hamlet" the character Hamlet speaks some major soliloquies that really let people into his mine and know how he's feeling; as traditionally a character will always speak the truth in a soliloquy and Hamlet has been forced to lie and pretend his way through his life to the other characters. In the first of these soliloquies, Shakespeare starts it by writing "O that this too too solid flesh would melt". Hamlet wishes that he could die or that his "flesh would melt" showing that he is feeling great depression and sadness. However "the everlasting had not fixed his cannon against self slaughter" means that Hamlet can not take his own life because he is deeply religious and fears God's wrath if would be to do so, adding to the burden that he already carries. ...read more.


Thus, Hamlet isn't sure weather his mother was really so sad at his father's death, despite "the flushing in her galled eyes" because she did not appear to be sad for very long, and because she married his uncle so quickly. In his confusion there is still much anger and rage however, because his mother, with "most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets." Hamlet is disgusted that his mother has married his uncle so quickly and it has amazed him in a very bad way. Although Hamlet is angry and depressed throughout this soliloquy, what is making him really frustrated is that he must "hold his tongue" and not tell anyone what he knows because he has no evidence, and these were deeply religious times. Somebody going around claiming to have seen a ghost would have been thought as crazy, as, according to religion, there was no such thing. ...read more.


He feels that he is "pidgin-livered and lacks gall." Hamlet then gets angry again because he "must like a whore unpack my heart with words, and fall a-cursing like a very drab, a scullion!" and he feels that he should be able to let his thoughts out in the open. After some time Hamlet finds his composure and devises a plan to see if his uncle really did kill his father. He decided to "have this players here play something like the murder of my father before my uncle" then "observe his looks" to see if he acted guilty. Then he would know if his uncle really did it or not. Hamlet had to do this because "the spirit that I have seen may be the devil" showing again how religious he is. Of course Hamlet's plan proves that Claudious did kill the King. Which leads to the end scene and almost everyone dying. But hamlet did what he did to relive himself. During the first soliloquy Hamlet was merely depressed and angry, be the second this had escalated into self hatred. ...read more.

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