He wishes that religion did not forbid suicide so that he could kill himself and be rid of this grief.
One has to assume that this is what Hamlet wants to do, and what he feels his father's death deserves, yet he is unable to respond in this way. He wishes that religion did not forbid suicide so that he could kill himself and be rid of this grief.
He is very unsure of himself and his thoughts often waver between two extremes due to his relatively strange personality. This device allows a character in a play to speak directly to the audience about their motives, feelings and decisions. In fact, so fragile does his mental state appear that many critics have argued that he really did lose his sanity upon seeing the ghost of his father. For Hecuba!
Scene I To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? In Shakespearean dramas, a soliloquy is actually a poem with lyrics in which are highly emotional or philosophic in content and poetic expression. The play Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a story in which a man kills his own brother and then marries the wife of his brother and takes the throne while he is at it. Second, his mother, who should be sharing his grief, has betrayed his needs and his father's memory. As in all Shakespearean works, there is always a tragic hero.
In all three soliloquies, Hamlet is struggling to make sense of his overwhelming grief. However, he refers to death as 'the dread of something' in the 'undiscover'd country', and this shows that he worried about how his soul might be treated in the afterlife. Is it not monstrous that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wann'd, Tears in his eyes, distraction in's aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting With forms to his conceit? For instance, the "To be or Not To Be" soliloquy, perhaps one of the most well known quotes in the English language, Hamlet actually debates suicide.
Here, we see that Hamlet feels as though his mother has sullied his father's memory saying, 'Frailty, thy name is woman'. Analysis of Hamlet's Soliloquy, Act 2.
We are introduced to Billy, an aboriginal man who is conflicted in two societies the blacks and the whites. This renders Hamlet powerless. We see structure is in the information students are attaining at school, especially in the literary sense. Juliet is a capulate, the only problem with this is that the two families have a ongoing fuge between them. He lacks the knowledge of how to remedy the pain caused by his present circumstances, so he wonders how an actor would portray him, saying, '[he would] drown the stage with tears'.
Must I remember?
He wonders if he is a coward, since he does not 'cleave the general ear with horrid speech' or 'make mad the guilty and appal the free'. It's possible that he is suffering from depression. He decides that fears concerning the puzzling and 'dreadful' afterlife, together with the conscience, cause people to bear the wrongs inflicted during their life on earth, rather than commit suicide and risk offending God. He lacks the knowledge of how to remedy the pain caused by his present circumstances, so he wonders how an actor would portray him, saying, '[he would] drown the stage with tears'. As Hamlet sinks further into madness and despair, Fortinbras pursues revenge.