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9 Hamlet is famous for its soliloquies Choose one and carefully explain its meaning and its significance for the plot You may consider issues from any of the above questions but please be sure to relate the soliloquy to Machiavelli HAMLETS FAMOUS SOLILOQUY AND MACHIAVELLIAN SENSE OF BEING AND ACTING Niccolo Machiavelli in his book The Prince is brave enough to give the leaders of his day a guide for leadership In this work the qualities of a prince are given point-by-point of what a leader should do in order to successfully lead his country Machiavelli explains that leadership is obviously a position of command war is the only profession which benefits one who commands Machiavelli 33 He also suggests that in order to ensure peace a leader must always be ready for war and in other words he must always be ready for action Therefore according to Machiavelli he should be brave enough to act at the correct moment He cites a multitude of past present and even fictitious examples of military leaders who lead peaceful countries Therefore if we think of Hamlets famous soliloquy can we relate it with Machiavellis ideas and thoughts about being and acting In this paper Hamlets famous soliloquy To be or not to be Act III Scene I Shakespeare will be analyzed in relation with the ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli and Hamlets situation will be discussed in terms of acting and being In Shakespeares play Hamlet the protagonist Hamlet is presented as a devoted son to the memory of his father King Hamlet He is displeased with the marriage of his uncle Claudius to his mother so soon after the death of his father It has been only two months since the death of his father and his uncle has now become his step-father and king of Denmark Furthermore he learns the truth that Claudius is the murderer of his father and Hamlet
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