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Hamlet Theme - The frailty within

             From the very beginning of "Hamlet", the theme of frailty is prominent.2), he expresses his despair due to his mother's hasty remarriage after the death of his father. When he think of how his mother changed from a grieving widow to the bride of his hated uncle, Hamlet exclaims "Frailty thy name is woman!" He leaps from the single example of his mother's impulsive behaviour and condemns all women for all time. This is the first of many comments by Hamlet and others, about the sometimes mysterious ways in which people change.
             Every thought in Hamlet's first soliloquy is painful. Hamlet reveals his own frailty when he admits that his despair has driven him to thoughts of suicide and that he would kill himself if it were not a violation of canon law. He wishes he could just evaporate into thin air and begins by saying, "O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt / Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!" Further, we learn that his father's death and his mother's hasty remarriage have turned his world into "an unweeded garden / That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature / Possess it merely." Gertrude was all tears at her husband's funeral, but "within a month" she had shown "wicked speed, to post / With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!" Hamlet choice of vocabulary - "dexterity" - suggests that the queen has suddenly changed into some sort of cunning sexual athlete. .
             This first soliloquy holds great importance for the theme of frailty, or change, within characters. Hamlet has suddenly changed from some gallant, young intellectual to a depressed, confused, suicidal wreck. The queen has changed from a noble, respectable mother to an incestuous, impulsive bride. These two drastic changes both within the first act of the play, foreshadow many frailties that "cannot come to good- .

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