What Does Hamlet's Message In To Be Or Not To Do

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To Think or To Do (An analysis of Three Messages From the To Be or not To Be Soliloquy) “To be, or not to be, that is the question.”Act III, Scene 1, Line 64. One of Shakespeare's best known soliloquies is Hamlet's Soliloquy in Act III. This of course is the To be or not to be soliloquy. Hamlet in this story must avenge the murder of his father. Hamlet pretends to be crazy in order to do this. Hamlet is a confused and troubled youth. Shakespeare uses this example of a troubled youth to portray his messages. In the To be or not to be soliloquy, the three messages are; life and death, conscience makes cowards, and change as a choice. The first message in the To be or not to be soliloquy of life and death. “ To die- to sleep, No more; and by a sleep to say we end the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to: 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.” Act III Scene I, Lines 67-71. This quote best portrays the ever present message of life and death. Hamlet continues to talk of self slaughter. This quote shows us that Hamlet would rather kill himself than suffer…show more content…
“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, and enterprises of great pitch and moment with this regard their currents turn awry and lose the name of action.” Act III Scene I, Lines 90-95. This quote shows us what Hamlet thinks of the human conscience. Hamlet sees the conscience as a thing that makes men weak. Let's say that you decide to get some Homework done early. Then for some reason you start to think and decide that you should wait till later to do your Homework. Eventually that later turns into a never and you end up not doing your Homework, which in turn you end up failing your classes. Hamlet shows us that the conscience tends to sway us from our decisions. Which in turn turns us into

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