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One reason that Shakespeares writing is so brilliant and timeless is that he has a knack for subtly portraying the things that everyone can realize without needing to have his characters voice them directly He realizes that fear is the greatest motivator of humankind and that fear of the unknown has always been prevalent There is no greater unknown than death because it is truly the final frontier from which no one comes back In Hamlet he shows the human emotional and moral relationship with death in for the most part a manner reflected only through the actions of his characters The revelation inherent in this writing is that death is the greatest motivator of people no matter how close to or far from it they seem In Hamlet Shakespeare does let his main protagonist directly address the issue of his relationship with death In the To be or not to be soliloquy Hamlet debates whether or not suicide can be a good decision when life is so filled with pain and suffering that to die seems the easiest most peaceful option However he is kept on the path of life by his fear of what lies beyond the grave he wonders whether the Christian belief is right and that by committing suicide he will damn himself to an eternity of suffering in Hell He reinforces the specificity of the fears involved when he says that people would rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of showing that the known fears of this lifetime cant stack up to the unknown horrors that could lie beyond the grave IIIi When Hamlet encounters Yoricks skull he again directly addresses the issue He speaks to it saying get you to my ladys chamber and tell her let her paint an inch thick to this favor she must come to show that although people may flee from the physical appearance of
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