Hamlet Ending It All Essay

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Ending it All (An analysis of three messages in Hamlet’s to be or not to be soliloquy) Poet Edgar Allan Poe once said, “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” In the play, Hamlet, one of the first themes expressed is the theme of death. The reason is because the play starts out with the ghost of King Hamlet roaming around the plaza, haunting everyone for three days. Then, the ghosts will ask his son to avenge him by killing his brother, that man who murdered King Hamlet. In order to confirm if his uncle did commit the murder, Hamlet will pretend to go insane. Although, there are times in the play where audience members will question whether or…show more content…
It is agreeable that Hamlet has a lot on his plate and that he has a lot of issues going on with his life right now. He’s already mad at his mother because she quickly married her dead husband’s brother, and Hamlet is not too fond of Claudius either. His girlfriend Ophelia recently just dumped him, and like many men, he can do nothing but be sad about it. Also his father, as a ghost, will tell Hamlet the truth about Claudius murdering him in his sleep, and ghost Hamlet want’s revenge for it. So it’s easy to say that Hamlet has a lot of issues, but he’s not sure what to do about it. In lines 63 to 67, he says, “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 take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.” What Hamlet is saying is that is it better to deal with all of the problems, or take care of everything by killing yourself? See, Hamlet believes in the afterlife, and he knows that if he kills himself he’ll go to Hell if he does. That’s the only reason why Hamlet hasn’t killed himself, is because he may or may not end up in eternal damnation. Although, all Hamlet does is think, think,

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