Hamlet Soliloquy Analysis Essay

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Soliloquy Analysis
(2:2 545-600) Hamlets “O, what a rogue and peasant slave am i”(2:2 545-600) speech, is a dramatic passage depicting hamlet's struggles with his feelings of melancholy and sorrow. Hamlet's melancholy and sorrow appears throughout many of his soliloquies, but in my opinion most obvious throughout the lines “ What’s Hecuba to him, or him to Hecuba that he should weep for her? What would he do, had he the motive and cue for passion that i have”(2:2 554) the lines cited above reveal his inner need to express himself and show his true emotions. He cannot fathom how a man, who is acting out a play and has no connection to the women he is weeping for is able to cry out in a way that hamlet has wanted to for so long. It is visible that Hamlet is pitying the player (actor) because he is forced to withhold from truly communicating himself and his feelings towards the king. In doing so hamlet would have been banished or at the worst killed for slander towards Claudius.
In Hamlet's soliloquy it is also apparent the he is faced with the troubles of avenging his father and his in ability to do so, due to his moral quandary. Hamlet is faced with a moral dilemma,
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His actions or inactions force him to wonder, over the concept of killing his uncle. On the other hand hamlet had also been very curious about whether or not killing the kind had been ethical. Hamlet is shown to be very weary of what comes after death and if he had killed the now king based on what a ghost had told him he may not make it to heaven.Thus, Hamlet sets out to reveal the truth using the play, evident within the lines ( 597-600) “May be the devil: and the devil hath the power to assume a pleasing shape; yea. “ I'll have grounds more relative than this. The play the the wherein i'll catch the conscience of the