Hamlet Essay

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Hamlet’s Soliloquy” In Act three Hamlets’ faced with the thought of suicide. This is the first moment in which Hamlet is able to meditate upon his problems. After a series of tribulations have been throw his way Hamlet’s is confused about everything, but he begins to apologize to himself for thinking such thoughts, and realizes he has a duty to fulfill. Shakespeare’s uses the devices to help create meaning in this soliloquy. Iambic is a foot consisting of an unaccented and accented syllable. Shakespeare often uses iambic, for example the beginning of Hamlet's speech. “To be or not to be: that is the question” (III.i.58). Hamlet walks in and is speaking thoughtfully but deranged to himself about whether he should commit suicide to end the pain of deceit. Recognition is the point at which a character understands his situation as it really is. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer” (line 60) “The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”(line 60) “Or to take arms against the sea of troubles” (line 60). He speaks of the depression of his life saying that no one would want to ever deal with it, unless they were afraid of what will happen after death. Should he put up with what destiny throws his way or end it for good? Shakespeare then allows Hamlet to take this allusion a step higher. A metaphor is a comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word. When Shakespeare allows Hamlet to compare death to sleeping you realize that he saying there the same. “And, by opposing, end them? To die, to sleep— No more—and by a sleep to say we end” (line 60). Dying and sleeping that is all dying seems to be is a long sleep that ends all the heartache and distress that life hands us. “To die, to sleep—to sleep maybe to dream”. Do you get it? In deaths sleep who knows what kind of dreams might come. Once we are dead life is behind us, and

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