How Do Soliloquies in Hamlet Help You Understand His Difficulties to Avenge His Father?

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Hamlet’s incapability to avenge his father is shown throughout the soliloquys, and shows the feeling behind the troubled prince. The “to be or not to be” soliloquy improves my understanding of Hamet’s failure as a revenger by seeing his feelings about death. What hamlet expresses throughout this soliloquy, is that he sees death as an escape and compares it to sleeping; which in fact is a very peaceful and restful matter, which he then compares to “the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to” during life. Hamlet shows throughout the soliloquy that he wants to kill himself, he’d much rather die but clearly cannot. In the soliloquy he says “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”. This helps my understanding of his struggle to avenge his father. Hamlet’s main problem is that he thinks too much. He reflects and ponders about life and death for endless hours which lead to nothing but depression. 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. The “how all occasions (…)” soliloquy does improve my understanding of hamlet’s failure as a revenger. He explains it himself, and reflects some things he has said in the “to be or not to be” soliloquy. His cowardice (as he sees it) and lack of confidence and self-loathe is shown throughout the text. The fact that he has not yet

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