"Hamlet is no abstract thinker and dreamer. As his imagery betrays to us, he is rather a man gifted with greater powers of observation than others. He is capable of scanning reality with a keener eye and of penetrating.to the very core of things.",Wolfgang Cleman. .
I agree with this statement. I believe that many of Hamlet's speech in the play have a deeper meaning than what is there on the surface, and I believe that much of it has to do with life and society.
Some os the lines in the "To be, not to be" soliloquy are observations of every human's life. For example, ".the whips and scorns of time.", and "To grunt and sweat under a weary life", both show this. Both of these lines are talking about life's troubles, and how ever one has to work hard to live , until the day you die. And its not fun, its like punishments are being to severed to you everyday, according to Hamlet and Shakespear.
Then, in Act 2,scene II, Hamlet says to Polonius ".to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one picked out of ten thousand." Here, Hamlet is stating another ugly truth about society which applies to today still. Most people will meet are not going to be honest, especially when your not around. Its just easier to lie when someone's back is turned. Hamlet is smart but at the same time clever, because he really puts Polonius in his place back saying this. Later in the play, in Act 4, scene III, Hamlet says to the King ".and your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service, two dishes, but to one table: that's the end." This is one of the many riddles that Hamlet uses in the play. Here I think he's trying to say that all people are equal. Pretty much that the whole social status thing is a stupid ideal, and that in the end, everyone is the same. Wether or not we are someone with a lot of money, a beggar, a king, or a high school student, in the end, we all turn out the same.