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.
Is it noble to put up with the struggles and the difficulties in life or simply ending them all at once by dying? His questions are left to be answered by himself. Hamlet compares that sleeping is similar to dying because it ends all the heartache and shocks that life consists of. To be able to sleep is to also to dream by putting aside the commotion and stress of life behind an individual. Hamlet’s speech reveals his in depth on the idea of suicide and death.
They decided to jump to their death verses been burned alive and suffer a slow and painful death. Author Norman Cousin made great points on supporting his argument. The Dusens didn’t want to suffer a slow and painful death. Therefore, they decided on a self-inflicted death instead. Just maybe it should be a human right.
Shaneeza Rooplall 4U01 December 10, 2012 Passage Analysis Act I Scene II – King speaks to court In this passage, Claudius the new king of Denmark speaks about the fallen king Hamlet whose tragic death has become a shock to the kingdom. Shakespeare go through many themes such as, corruption, power hungry and appearance vs. reality. Firstly, I would like to show how Corruption is shown in this quote. Claudius is putting aside the death of his brother to announce the marriage of him and his sister in law and future wife Gertrude. This is corrupting the mind of young Hamlet, which they think is making him go crazy.
As a whole, how does Hamlet behave around his mother and uncle? • Hamlet acts mad because his father is dead and his mother married his uncle not even a month after his father died and he’s mad because it doesn’t seem like his mother cares since she got married so quickly after her husband’s death. 5. What is the main thing that seems to be upsetting Hamlet when he speaks the soliloquy that begins with “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt…” (1.2.129-159)? • He wishes it weren’t a sin to commit suicide.
Again, he contemplates suicide as a way to escape his misery: “To die, to sleep; to sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there’s the rub! For in that sleep what dreams may come…”. If Hamlet could just sleep without dreaming, he would like to take his own life but the mystery of what comes next keeps him from acting on it. He also questions his own honor in living with the hardships of life opposed to dying young and avoiding life’s challenges. He speculates that perhaps we all choose life because of the uncertainty and mystery of death.
For example, Hamlet, after learning that his father’s death was a murder, wants to be certain that he is being told the truth before taking revenge. Even after confirming that Claudius is the murderer, Hamlet thinks to himself, “And now I’ll do’t…/And so I am revenged,” contemplating whether or not to kill Claudius, and he still is not able to do it (Shakespeare. III. iii. 77-79).
By finding the similarities between the two soliloquies, one can figure out what aspects of Hamlet’s character remained the same throughout the play, therefore catching a glimpse of his true character. Hamlet’s first soliloquy occurs in Act I, scene ii, just after his mother asked him to stay in Denmark and not go back to school in Wittenberg. Here, Hamlet describes his feelings for his mother and his uncle, Claudius. The soliloquy demonstrates his feelings of hate toward his uncle and thoughts of suicide. Hamlet’s final soliloquy occurs in Act IV, scene iv, after he learns that Fortinbras, the young prince of Norway, has sent troops through Demark in order to fight for a worthless piece of land in Poland.
Envision a life where you are drifting along in existence waiting for the inevitable, dejected in the eyes of your family, and becoming the epitome of a social pariah. As the end gets near, the thought of hastening the process become the most logical thing to do. The only solution is Euthanasia, also known as Physician Assistant Suicide when referring to humans; a term defined as, “the action of inducing a gentile and easy death” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Yet, people cringe at its essence. Society is daunted when one request such fate but, the lands of America should learn to embrace its concepts as it is a humanity’s will to face trials and tribulations to achieve ultimate nirvana.
Scene iii 1-Again, look closely at Claudius’ concerns over the death of Polonius, revealed in his first speaking part in this scene and in his plans for Hamlet in England. Scene iv 1-Compare/contrast Hamlet and Fortinbras. Scene v 1-Claudius’ comments to Gertrude, p. 2475, lines 72-92, speak of the problems that they are dealing with; the rottenness of Denmark