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Of all of Shakespeares characters that I have studied thus far Hamlet is an enigmatic standout The complexity of so intriguing a character as Hamlet commends the immense skill of Shakespeare to create characters that seem almost more real and believable than people we meet daily It is doubtful that many others could combine the eloquence and wit that emanates from the character of Hamlet who captivates his audience with such charming presence In a grand display of his linguistic capabilities Hamlet delivers the passage I will tell you why so shall my anticipation prevent your discovery and your secrecy to the King and Queen molt no feather I have of late but Wherefore I know not lost all my mirth forgone all Custom of exercises and indeed it goes so heavily With my disposition that this goodly from the Earth seems to me a sterile promontory this most Excellent canopy the air look you this brave Oerhanging firmament this majestical roof fretted With golden fire why it appeareth nothing to me But a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors What a piece of work is a man how noble in reason How infinite in faculties in form and moving how Express and admirable in action how like an angel In apprehension how like a god the beauty of the World the paragon of animals and yet to me what Is this quintessence of dust Man delights not me Nor woman neither though by your smiling you Seem to say so II ii 301-319 Wrapped up in this passage is a complete portrayal of the intimate machinations that are contained in Hamlets person The passage portrays an intimidating and real Hamlet who is passionate and intelligent thinks deeply on serious matters and can in a seemingly simple speech sum up the circumstances that affect him in the whole of the play Firstly the quoted
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