Hamlet Soliloquy Analysis Act 4

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This passage was spoken by Hamlet during act four. This passage evidently shows the development in Hamlet’s character. What makes this soliloquy so interesting is that it displays an extremely imperative change for Hamlet, a change from hesitancy to fearless action. Hamlet finally realizes that the end must justify the means. All throughout the play, Hamlet hesitated because he was worried that his actions would have severe consequences in the future. However, what motivated him to take action is the fact that the Norwegian soldiers were ready to risk their lives for a small piece of land. He realizes that Fortinbras is fighting to protect his honour as a solider. This is what changes Hamlet, and obviously affects his personality in the future. …show more content…
Hamlet's conclusion is that, from this moment forth, "my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth". After this soliloquy, Hamlet is enormously focused on his plan for vengeance. Starting now and into the foreseeable future, it is recognized that his mindset is comprised of revenge. Through this soliloquy, Shakespeare makes it clear of Hamlet’s action. When Hamlet says, “How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge! What is a man/ If his chief good and market of his time/ Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more.” (4.4.31-34) He clarifies that there is no point of being a man with no real intentions and accordingly he should act with a defined purpose. “Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not/ That capability and godlike reason/ To fust in us unus'd.” (4.4. 35-38) In this sentence, Hamlet states that he does have the reason and genuinely believes in what has happened. Shakespeare uses quite a few literary devices in this soliloquy, which includes foils and metaphors to depict Hamlet's true dissatisfaction while additionally serving as a turning