Why Is Hamlet's Last Soliloquy

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In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act IV Scene IV is the soliloquy of the play and it is important for the readers because it shows how his character developed to change throughout the play. Hamlet was really upset about the death of his father. As the play goes on, the readers learn that Hamlet’s father was murdered by his uncle which is why he seeks revenge. This last soliloquy reveals Hamlet’s changed personality and how he will deal with his thoughts that hold him back. It also makes the readers think as Hamlet has a desire to take a “revenge” that is “dull” (line 35) , this is also an example of an oxymoron in order to make the readers think a bit. The audience learns more about how confused and lost Hamlet really is through this soliloquy, he feels all sorts of…show more content…
The word “beast” is repeated several times in the soliloquy especially in lines 37 and 42 this creates repetition which emphasize the point that Hamlet is trying to make. He accuses himself by believing he is a coward that has left his father in “bestial oblivion”, which is why he wants to take immediately take action but he is emotionally weak. “How occasions do inform against me.”(line 34) , he believes that everything around him keeps reminding him of how wrong his actions are .This line shows how he has convinced himself into believing that everything around him are pointing to his actions of not being able to get revenge. At the end of the soliloquy Hamlet makes up his mind about his act of murderous revenge and that he will proceed with his plan. He believes that he is “thinking too precisely on the event” (line 44), it creates a sense that he is planning his every step about the way he will complete his murderous revenge. This is what he believes is holding him back from committing the revenge and which is why he feels as if he
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