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In Hamlets second soliloquy the tones of worthlessness and inadequacy are prevalent and serve to emphasize the dissatisfaction he feels with his actions or lack of action He rambles incessantly and wallows in his own self-pity as he realizes he has not fulfilled his promise to the Ghost to avenge his fathers murder Instead he has thought more about his own death than that of his fathers supposed murderer Claudius and is a piteous coward for taking no action towards this murder At the beginning of his soliloquy Hamlet has witnessed a player acting a scene engorged with emotion the scene reminds Hamlet of his own lack of dedication to his cause It is monstrous 578 that the player in a dream of passion 579 could put so much emotion into the piece that he even cried all for nothing 584 Hamlet is amazed but also suffers from a feeling of pitiful inadequacy because he sees that this player acting out a speech about a fictional woman who is no more than a character on paper has put much more emotion and passion into his speech than Hamlet has into avenging his own fathers death Hamlet loved his father and still continues to mourn for him long after anyone else and while he should be putting as much emotion as the player into killing his fathers murderer he is not He is putting less emotion into his cause than the player into a fictional situation Not even for a king upon whose property and most dear life A damned defeat was made 596 597 598 does Hamlet act Claudius stole all the late King Hamlet had and now the late king suffers in Purgatory because he had not the chance to confess his sins while his own brother sits on the throne and lays in bed with his wife still Hamlet does nothing He is like a whore a woman who utters words and words
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