This soliloquy shows Hamlet’s deep affection with his beloved father. It also puts focus on the character of the dead King that he was a loving husband and a respected father. It also enlightens the fact in the haste in which Queen Gertrude decides to marry with the dead King’s brother, without mourning for a respectable period of time. Hamlet’s second soliloquy occurs in Act 2 scene 2 creates Hamlet as a character that is on the verge of insanity. This facade of insanity roots from a mission to expose King Claudius and his immoral act in order to become King. Hamlet initiates his plan to pretend to have lost his sanity so that he won’t be suspected or watched while he creates his play. The ghost of King Hamlet revealed to his son, “the serpent that did stung thy father’s life / Now wears thy father’s crown,” and from that point on Hamlet’s character has changed dramatically and evolved in phases, edging ever closer to insanity.
The death of Hamlet’s father sets the backdrop for the uncertainty of Hamlet’s sanity. He does not know how to deal with a situation so complex and horrible. These questions bring up the argument of just how stable Hamlet may be before he speaks to his father’s ghost in Scene 5 of Act 1.
In Hamlet’s second soliloquy we obtain Hamlet’s views and feelings become quite evident. Many tones are presented by Hamlet’s speech and these include ones of frustration and anger. He feels worthless for his lack of taking action of everything that is going around