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. Hamletâ€™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 Hamletâ€™s soliloquies the audience learns to understand him and gain a .
better viewpoint and reasoning to his actions, or say lack there of.
Hamletâ€™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, â€œO, that this too, too sullied flesh would meltâ€ (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, â€œâ€¦ frailty, thy name is woman!â€ (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, â€œO, most wicked speed, to post with .
such dexterity to incestuous sheets !â€ (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 Hamletâ€™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, â€œAy, thou poor ghost, whiles memory holds a seat in .