Hamlet 3Rd Solioque Analysis

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Hamlet Soliloquy Analysis Context: The events before, during and after the soliloquy have a great effect on the advancement of the plot. To begin, before the soliloquy, much is learnt about others opinions towards Hamlet. Hamlets family and friends grow increasingly concerned with his behaviour, and because of this, Gertrude tell Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to watch over him and try to cheer him up. Also it is revealed that Polonius believes that Hamlet is just mad with love, with Ophelia, and that he believes that this is the cause of his behaviour. Upon meeting with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet quickly realizes that they were sent by the queen. He claims that others were concerned with him because he has lost all joy and went into a state where everything is sterile and worthless. He also states that he is unhappy with the affairs of Denmark. Because of his shifts in tone, he seems to be mad sometimes and sane other time. Next, Hamlets soliloquy has a large effect on the advancement of the plot. Firstly hamlet decides that he will use the play to get Claudius to admit his guilt. He explains this by having the actors play out a scene that resembles how Claudius kills Hamlets father. He also questions whether he would be able to kill Claudius. He is unsure because he does not believe he has the inner strength to avenge his father. Finally, following his soliloquy, Claudius and Gertrude discuss Hamlet’s behaviour with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who say they have been unable to learn the cause of his depression. Also, encouraged by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, the king and queen agree to go see Hamlets play. Later on, Polonius comes to the realization that Hamlets strange behaviour was not caused by Ophelia and that Hamlet seem to be completely sane. Character Development: In his soliloquy, much of Hamlets darker character is

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