Hamlet's Essay 'Only The Strong Survive'

1576 Words7 Pages
Only the Strong Survive Reading the headlines and watching the news, we see some of the saddest things happen to the most innocent people on a daily basis. My whole life I have heard it said that, “No one can truly say that they know when life really begins or ends”. But I think that the challenges and hardships that we face day to day is what makes life so surreal. No one really knows when their day will come. Although, we know that we are not guaranteed tomorrow. So I agree with Lance Armstrong when he states that “death is not exactly a cocktail-party conversation” (Armstrong) Because, It is something we do fear and often try to block the thought of it. Taking life one day at a time. Being known with the recognition of fame is something…show more content…
We’ve all have heard the saying “whatever doesn’t kill us will only make us stronger”. It is clear that one day or another our time to come will come. In the article Hamlet’s Soliloquy he maintains that life is nothing but a long list of troubles and we should just give up. But, he himself writes “With a bare bodkin*? Who would fardels bear, dagger and burdens?” (Armstrong). In other words, he means that who would want to put up with something that is emotionally difficult and why live a miserable life. We should all live life to the fullest. Set aside all issues and stress. Although, we know it is just as hard to not think about that as it is to get rid of it but it’s a known fact that we’re not promised another hour yet another day. From my past experiences I’ve had that happen to me. Expecting someone to come home one day and the next minute you end up at their funeral. When something like that happens you soon to get the coldest feeling you could possibly feel run from the top to the bottom of your body. It will soon effect or change you or your outlook on life in some way shape or form. But set aside the fact that I lost my mom didn’t mean that I was about to make everyone feel sorry for me. But inspired me to go on with my education, to be more determined and focused on getting my high school diploma and show her that I would be the person that I once told her I was going to be. That’s why people cannot tell when someone’s life will begin nor end because nowadays you just never know. Hamlet emphasizes “Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep. No more-and by a sleep to say we end” (Hamlet). And He means that the scariest part of death is not knowing what exactly it’s going to be like. We shouldn’t let the fear of death go past us but to always have hope. That will definitely get you a long way in life. When we know ahead of time that something might not turn out the way you

More about Hamlet's Essay 'Only The Strong Survive'

Open Document