Many questions emerge as the text progresses.
He asserts that the only reason people endure their horrible lives is the uncertainty of what lies after death. At the point in Hamlet when this famous soliloquy takes place, Hamlet has many reasons to be questioning his existence.
His father cannot rest until Hamlet has gotten revenge. This is why he makes this speech to himself, almost as if he is convincing himself that there are reasons to stay living.
Most everyone in Hamlet is leading a horrible life. The monologue is not only relevant to the characters in Hamlet, but to all people. Many people feel at some point that their lives are not worth living.
They may question if life has a purpose, and whether or not they are serving that purpose. This is what makes Hamlet timeless. No matter what century, country, or person, everyone has experienced to some degree what Hamlet endured.
Perhaps someone has just lost a father, or undergone a divorce. They may not contemplate suicide, as is what is sometimes believed about Hamlet, but they do have questions about life, and the afterlife. Because of this, Hamlet has become a classic.
He questions everything, and has experienced love, hate, betrayal, depression, grief, and anger. Everyone has undergone the struggle to decide whether turning the other cheek would be best, whether their life is really worth all its troubles, and what happens after death.
The reoccuring themes of revenge, death, and right and wrong, can relate to anyone. People experience these things every day. Because Hamlet represents everyone, the soliloquy in which he questions his life has become extremely famous.Hamlet (The Annotated Shakespeare) - Kindle edition by William Shakespeare, Burton Raffel, Burton Raffel, Harold Bloom.
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by: William Shakespeare First performed around , Hamlet tells the story of a prince whose duty to revenge his father’s death entangles him in philosophical problems he can’t solve. Shakespeare’s best-known play is widely regarded as the most influential literary work ever written.
First performed around , Hamlet tells the story of a prince whose duty to revenge his father’s death entangles him in philosophical problems he can’t solve. Shakespeare’s best-known play is widely regarded as the most influential literary work ever written.
Read a character analysis of Hamlet, plot summary, and important quotes. Get free homework help on William Shakespeare's Hamlet: play summary, scene summary and analysis and original text, quotes, essays, character analysis, and filmography courtesy of CliffsNotes. William Shakespeare's Hamlet follows the young prince Hamlet home to Denmark to attend his father's funeral.
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