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Hamlet - To Be or Not to Be

            Hamlet a play by William Shakespeare expresses love, vengeance, betrayal and deceit ending in complete tragedy. These elements that make up the story are conveyed through the characters inner thoughts, otherwise known as a "soliloquy. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, there are many soliloquies presented, but of the four "to be or not to be" is the most central to the tragedy of the play because it functions as a foreshadowing as to what is to come. In this soliloquy Hamlet expresses his inner thoughts and emotion. Here is a man whose father is killed by King Claudius who is the deceased kings brother. And to make matters worse his darling mother marries Claudius without morning enough for her dead husband. Though Hamlet did not condone these acts, his emotions never got to the best of him till the ghost of his father inconspicuously urges him to avenge his death. .
             "To be or not to be" is a question of suicide. Is it better for him to live or to die? Who can bear all these things and still keep their sanity? Does he carry out the orders of his father or put up with all these injustice acts? These questions are very important as to what decision he will choose. Hamlet believes that life is "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" and whether it is "nobler in the mind to suffer or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more". Though Hamlet speaks on taking his own life, he has no conceived the idea that only those who fear what comes after death, avoid it. Hamlet is not afraid to die, nor does he fear death. So because of that, he does not fear others who he believes should die, to be killed in his hands. .
             The other four soliloquies are not as central to the tragedy that happened at the end where all the characters died. But of the other three, "O That This Too Solid Flesh" is almost as important.

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