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What do you think of Hamlet’s monologues in scenes 2 (act 2) and 1 (act 3)? What are they like? What are they for?

In the play Hamlet is in the difficult spot. He is heir to the throne which was taken by his uncle, he is insulted by his mother's quick marriage with Claudius and is no longer able to trust her, he is a nephew to a man who possibly killed his father. So Hamlet spends a lot of time watching himself and declaiming suffering soliloquies about that. In the soiloquie “O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” we see that he is confused with his own thoughts. He is unsure whether his actions are right, he doubts if the ghost was his real father or a devil. He calls himself “ a coward” because he thinks he has done nothing yet to avenge his father and whether he is actually able to do it. Here he seems to be rational because he really measures his own abilities towards this situation. He ponders on what kind of man he is and and how he should act. In his solioquie “to be or not to be” he raises deep philosophical questions about existence and if it is right to live in despair or end one's life by committing suicide.


20.04.2016; 09:18
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