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Hamlet Literary Analysis

             Hamlet, the enigmatic Shakespearean character has enthralled readers for centuries.
             He contains such complex characteristics, mainly due his contemplative and thoughtful state,
             that he is very often uncertain and confused and becomes discontent. However, at some
             instances behaves rather rashly which contradicts his reflective nature. The question of
             whether or not he is really mad or angry is very controversial as well. It is a question that can
             be validated in both views. Hamlet's life and actions taken represent his characteristics that
             fascinate and challenge readers today and will surely continue to do so for more generations
             to come. Through Hamlet's soliloquies the audience learns to understand him and gain a
             better viewpoint and reasoning to his actions, or say lack there of.
             Hamlet's first soliloquy, in Act I scene 2, discusses his relationship and feelings
             towards his mother and by some means women, as well as, his consideration of suicide. He
             begins, "O, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt  (I.ii.133), which explains his idea of
             suicide, wishing he would die because of his ruined life. In regards to his mother, as well as
             women, he exclaims, " ¦ frailty, thy name is woman!  (I.ii.150), saying they are weak and
             usually should be brushed off. Lastly, Hamlet describes his feelings to his mothers abrupt
             marriage to his fathers brother, his uncle, by saying, "O, most wicked speed, to post with
             such dexterity to incestuous sheets !  (I.ii.161-162), which he feels is the seed of the turmoil
             that has left so much unhappiness in his life.
             Act I scene 5, is Hamlet's second soliloquy, after he has just seen and spoken to his
             fathers ghost who reveals the truth to him, he begins to contemplate what course of action he
             will take for vengeance. Hamlet says, "Ay, thou poor ghost,

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