To Be Or Not To Be--Conflict Is Created

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To be or not to be—Conflict is Created One of William Shakespeare’s most famous quotes “To be or not to be” soliloquy has kept popularity for over 400 years since its creation. Through hundreds of years this line has been known throughout the English language and turned into a cliché in literature. These words by Hamlet have been exhausted in all forms of media; other plays, books, movies, music, and other formats have all used their own interpretation and spin on these famous words. This soliloquy unmasks Hamlet’s character and his feelings of being unsure and indecisive. These feelings follow Hamlet throughout the play as he tries to overcome many of the hurdles that he faces. With this behavior of Hamlet, conflict is created in the play with Hamlet and self, Hamlet and Claudius, and Hamlet and nature. These conflicts ultimately lead to the demise of Hamlet and the destruction of the royalty. Hamlet’s sanity is questioned through much of the play as he tries to grasp his next steps following his father’s death. The entrance of the ghost has the audience questioning if the event is creditable or if it is Hamlet’s imagination. Hamlet shows a control of the audience with his soliloquies and following this, it would not be farfetched for his mind to insert the ghost through his imagination. Hamlet introduces the Horatio, his plot to act as if he were insane but it is questionable at times if this is only an acting of Hamlet or if he is truly insane. Many reasons could be given to this possible craze: his father’s murder, his mother’s action, or his indecisiveness in decisions. If acted or truly crazed, the actions Hamlet takes during his madness further his destruction and highlight the uneasiness attributed to him throughout the play. Following the death of his father, Hamlet is stricken with a motivation to avenge the death by killing the murderer,

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