Fear vs. Foresight

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When an individual makes a life altering choice, multiple events can happen within those actions. Our choices can affect everything, from our friends, family, and especially within oneself. When an individual makes a life altering choice, fear and foresight interplay within themselves as a scale, going wither on way or the other. Within William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet throughout the play has a fascination with death. Within this symbolism we see that in fact Hamlet is referring to fear and foresight that comes with death, and how those tow are interplayed by our perception; fear is what happens when foresight has been lost, and foresight is what happens to us when fear is not lost, but when we are not affected by it. When making certain choices in life fear can grip us and make us feel like we need to choose a separate path. Other times fear grips us for the choices we have mad. Nevertheless, fear is a major factor of control and choices within oneself. In one of Hamlet’s quotes he states, “How long will a man lie I’th earth he rots?” Hamlet says this quote during the scene where he comes across the gravedigger as he is pulling out the bones of the dead once buried. As the gravedigger is digging, Hamlet also comments on the fact the clown is singing. “Has this fellow no feeling of his business a’ sings in grave making?” Hamlet is expressing what everyone feels when thinking about making a difference or changing our lives. That no matter what is done, we end up dead. However, both the grave maker and Hamlet see thing differently. The grave maker agrees with Hamlet, during the scene and even before the scene, that death is unfair and unjust. Still, he continues to sing and make merry making. Hamlet fears death because he does not see what is at the end. The grave maker however

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