Hamlet Soliloquy Essay

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A soliloquy is a device that is often used in drama, where a character speaks to him or herself; revealing inner thoughts and feelings, sharing them with the audience, so that the audience better understands what is happening to the character internally. Shakespeare often has his characters speak in soliloquies during his plays. Soliloquies play an essential part through the presentation of the story, because they give the opportunity to tell the audience specific pieces of information that aren’t disclosed in normal conversation. In Hamlet, Shakespeare’s main character speaks in seven soliloquies, which advance the plot. It reveals Hamlet’s inner thoughts to the audience and sets the atmosphere in the play. The first soliloquy that Hamlet delivers serves the audience as an insight to him as a character. Hamlet reflects and depicts his position; tells of his father’s death and his mother’s quick remarriage.…show more content…
The soliloquy also reveals how he views his mother when he says that she is frail because she is a women, regardless he must hold his tongue. Over the course of his speech Hamlet makes several allusions to historical figures, demonstrating he is a very intelligent man. “So excellent a king, that was to this Hyperion to a satyr “(Act I, Scene 2) In this allusion Hamlet is comparing his father and his mother’s love they had for each other to Hyperion to Satyr; referencing to the son god and his affection. This shows the audience that he is heartbreaking not only for the loss of affection for his mother but for the fact that she does not seem to care for the loss of her husband. “Like Niobe, all tears. Why she, even she— O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason Would have mourned longer!—married with my

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