His conscience makes him a coward; if he didn’t think so much about committing suicide he would have already killed himself! He does say it “and thus native hue of resolution is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought” our instinct to act and not be a coward (in his eyes) is made weak by too much thinking. Hamlet sees himself as a coward. This lack of confidence is also making him fail to achieve his task. The murder of his father has not been mentioned throughout this whole soliloquy because he might know someone is listening, however he does reflect all the themes and thoughts about killing, but on himself.
that this too too solid flesh would melt … all the uses of this world.” (I, ii, 129-135) Hamlet’s life no longer serves any value to him. He longs for death, wishing that he could end his own life without being doomed to an eternity in hell. This feeling lingers in his mind throughout most of the play, as in Hamlet’s fourth soliloquy it is believed he is debating killing himself as he ponders approaches that would not leave him at fault for his death; “Whether t’is nobler in the mind … and by opposing, end them?” (III, i, 57-60) Meanwhile, he also fears death as many of us today still do. Upon meeting his father’s apparition and learning of his unnatural murder, he is introduced to a new factor of death that was not considered before: purgatory. “Thou poor ghost.” (I, v, 97) Hamlet pities his father, as he was murdered and was not given the chance to pray.
The soliloquy by Hamlet favors more the expression of pathos. The reason for this is because he says everything from his heart because he is seriously considering suicide. He impacts the reader by making them feel bad for him and the situation in which he is in. In the soliloquy pathos is used in a way to make the reader feel a sense of sadness because Hamlet makes it seem as though there is no point to life. He says “For who would bear the whips and scorns of time” which means who would deal with lives problems.
His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?”(5.1.255-257). After all the hatred consumed for Ophelia, Hamlet feels the need to show his love and care for her only after she is dead. Hamlet’s web of lies causes a dent in his portrayal towards society and the audience.
The Prince tells the families his opinion when Romeo and Juliet are found dead: “Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, / See what a scourge is laid upon your hate” (5.3.291-292). In the end, even the Prince agrees that the families hate and constant pressure on their children killed them. The families they were born into want them to hate each other forcing Romeo and Juliet to do drastic things. The friar’s lack of communication, Romeo and Juliet’s emotions, and pressure from their families are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death.
Hamlet ponders what an improvement his life would be without his grief. Although he is not fully willing to meet his death because he feels as though he has duties to fulfil and revenge to seek out, when he questions, “Who would bear the whips and scorns of time” ( III, i, 70). Hamlet logically inquires the pros and cons of suicide and what affects it may have on him and others. He apprehends that he must not let culpable Claudius get away with his father’s murder, consequently allowing his mother to be married to a
Hamlet’s speech reveals his in depth on the idea of suicide and death. He is passionate in finding a solution to end his misery to kill Claudius. He advices himself that he should calm down, confront to his mother of what Claudius has done wrong and ensure that he does nothing to hurt her. Hamlet feels empowered and motivated that the next time he encounters Claudius, he will kill him and avenge his father’s death. In my opinion, Hamlet is a young man that deeply loves his father and is severely affected by his death.
He expresses his clear disgust for his mother’s “incestuous” deed – “Frailty, thy name is woman.” Hamlet’s disillusionment with women can be said to begin with his mother. Hamlet cannot digest the fact that his mother has fallen from such a great height – from being married to Old Hamlet to being married to
Due to his indecisiveness on making key decisions, Hamlet suffers from the tragic flaw of procrastination. Hamlet procrastinated with his revenge of his father’s death, prioritizing his love for Ophelia, and his decisions on deciding to make the kill. Hamlet was procrastinating with his revenge of his father’s death because he was too indecisive on when and how he was going to do it also whether or not the ghost was right. Prioritizing his love for Ophelia, Hamlet did not show his love to Ophelia until she was just a cold, dead corpse being put 6 feet under. Finally Hamlet had the perfect opportunity to get his revenge and yet again his indecisiveness is getting the best of him.
Should he make himself feel better with revenge or with honor. The third soliloquy shows how Hamlet realizes that his conflicts in his mind cause his indecision and personal turmoil. By not having resolved these conflict he feels makes him weak. To become strong he decides to follow the path that kills his Uncle. Having resolved on a negative path he now is deciding on weather to live with himself or not, that is to end his own life rather than suffer a painful existence.