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In a tragedy it is typical for the protagonist to delay their action until the end of the play The reason for doing this is to create suspense In this tragic play we see this delay of action displayed by the young prince Hamlet Within this play one can see that Hamlet is a man with no sense of action The reason for his delay is due to personal factors such as he questions his surroundings pretending to be insane in order to obtain his proof and finally rationalizing whether or not to slay Claudius while hes in the process of prayingHamlet does not act on vengeance immediately but instead he begun questioning himself and everything around him He questions his state of existence throughout the play On many occasions young Hamlet considers committing suicide to escape the corruption which surrounds him Hamlet states O that this too sullied flesh would melt Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His cannon gainst self-slaughter2734 Hamlet wishes to kill himself but according to his religion God has forbidden man to take there lives in such manner Hamlet later states one of the famous lines in all of English Literature to be or not to be that is the question2766 He questions the world and holds a negative view on both subjects He states the earth seems to me a sterile promontorythe air appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vaporsman delights not me nor woman neither 2758 He believes that the world is full of corruption and everything which it produces is impure He states that mankind is corrupt and that they are merely dust The reason for him questioning these things are simply because the world in which he knows his no good Hamlet feels this way because his uncle had killed his father and married his mother and he could not come to understand why this incest marriage occurred
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