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To Be Or Not To Be We see Hamlet ride an emotional roller coaster filled with grief shame anger depression and self doubt Hamlets to be or not to be soliloquy demonstrates all of Hamlets emotions that he has been struggling with throughout the play This soliloquy merely gives us a summation of these emotions in regards to his fathers death his mothers hasty remarriage the ghost and his own procrastination in seeking the revenge of his fathers murder In order for me to better understand what Hamlet was attempting to say within this soliloquy I had to put it into words I could better understand Hamlet Do I really want to live Should I go on like this Being miserable and try to beat my enemies Or should I just kill myself and get it all over with Life sucks I wish I were dead Death is like a nice long nap But what if I dream of really bad things Its definitely something to worry about If there wasnt anything to fear in the afterlife Why would anyone suffer through this miserable existence Why deal with lifes troubles when it all could be solved with a dagger No reasonunless something bad might lie beyond the grave No one comes back from the dead to tell us what its like So we go on living and being unhappy Man Im depressed Ut Oh Theres Ophelia What does the soliloquy mean he is questioning his being With feelings of emptiness within his existence he finds himself battling with suicidal thoughts the fear of the beyond and the aftermath he may have to deal with in the nether world if suicide truly is a mortal sin Also he is grappling with the difficulty of taking action against Claudius and the fact that he has not been able to revenge his fathers
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