Hamlet Famous Soliloquy Analysis

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“To be, or not to be: that is the question,” the first words of the famous soliloquy given by Hamlet in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, although there are dozens of movies of the famous play, two particular versions reenact this famous scene very differently; the 1996 film directed by Kenneth Branagh and the film directed by Franco Zeffirelli that came out in 1990. Between the two movies there are few commonalities, but many differences especially in the details. The speech overall is an inward reflection for hamlet, he is caught in a moral dilemma; he is stuck wondering if he should live with the burden of knowing Claudius killed his father and other struggles of life, why people would go through struggles and challenges of life when