Hamlet Soliloquy Essay

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The story of Hamlet is about a Prince who finds out that his father is dead; he meets his father’s ghost and finds out that his uncle killed his father to get the crown and marry the queen. The first three acts of Hamlet contain soliloquies the all have important messages. Each message leads up to the final act of the play where Hamlet kills the king to avenge his father’s death. These soliloquies are called “Too, too, solid flesh,” “now I am alone,” and the most famous, “To be, or not to be.” These soliloquies will give us messages that create the rest of the story of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The first soliloquy is the “too, too solid flesh” soliloquy that explains Hamlet’s grief over his dead father. Hamlet explains how upset he is and how much he wishes to kill himself over his father’s death. He is upset to find out that his uncle had married his mother and become king. “O that this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into dew, his canon ‘gainst self-slaughter.” (pg 42 Lines 131-134) This explains just how much Hamlet does want to take his own life to end his misery. …show more content…
This scene is best known as the play within a play scene. He yells at himself for being too afraid to avenge his father’s death, even though it is his duty to do so. “Ay, so, God be wi’ye. Now I am alone. O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not monstrous that this player here, but in a fiction, in a dream of passion, could force his soul so to his own conceit that from her working all his visage waned, tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect, a broken voice, and his whole function suiting with forms to his conceit? And all for nothing!” (pg 134 Lines 536-544) Hamlet is upset that this actor he just watched cry on stage, can actually cry, but his mother did not shed a tear when she heard his father was dead. He is ready to finally kill his