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Throughout Shakespeares tragic story of Hamlet the manner in which Hamlet speaks allows a glimpse of his conniving personality His soliloquies are no different in showing his scholastic qualities These characteristics are present in many of Hamlets sentences and actions The method he uses to verify the Ghosts story and to find blame in the king is well thought out and pre-planned In Act IV Scene IV Hamlet emotions are well conveyed by the style in which he speaks out on his disappointment in himself for not taking action against his uncle and his decision to hide behind madness as well as his admiration for Fortinbras in his engagement to honor Old Fortinbras In the beginning of Hamlets soliloquy he is analyzing the reasons why he has not yet imparted action behind his intentions to avenge his fathers foul and most unnatural murder Act I Scene V Line 30 Whether he is being beastly and consuming his time sleeping and feeding Act IV Scene IV Line 37 or he is thinking too intently on his course of action destiny is not being fulfilled His manner of speech shows his drawn out thought process which leads to the belief that the latter of the two reasons is more likely the cause of his lack of action Hamlets sentences are lengthy and full of scholastic thought and reason Now whether it be bestial oblivion or some craven scruple of thinking too precisely on th eventa thought which quarterd hath but one part wisdom and ever three parts cowardI do not know why yet I live to say This things to do sith I have cause and will and strength and means to dot Lines 41-48 In this sentence alone Hamlet uses math one part wisdom and ever three parts coward and words of a scholar such as scruple bestial oblivion and sith Along with demonstrating his educated deliberation this syntax gives the appearance of a
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