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Hamlets Soliloquy Hamlets soliloquy in act 3 scene 3 reveals many facts about Hamlets character and clears up aspects of his character that were unclear before One of the most revealed facts about Hamlet in this speech is his gravitation toward procrastination and indecision The way Hamlet puts off killing Claudius is no different than a student putting homework off until the next day Like a student Hamlet finds reasons to put off his actions by rationalizing the situation In the first few lines of Hamlets soliloquy he pauses and decides to think about his actions Before the speech he is intent upon killing Claudius A modern example of this mindset would be a student sitting down to start his math homework Like Hamlet the student has planned to sit down and set aside time to do the job at hand Once Hamlet realizes that killing Claudius would send him to heaven he pauses and says That would be scanned or that the situation should be thought out This is much like the student hearing a popular TV show from the next room and stopping to think if his time is better spent on the task at hand or being entertained by the television Hamlet says A villain kills my father and for that I his sole son do this same villain send to Heaven Since Claudius is praying he would be sent to heaven upon his death while Hamlets father was killed without giving his last confession and thus denied the path to heaven After rationalizing his actions Hamlet decides that to kill Claudius now would be hire and salary rather than revenge In the next few lines Hamlet recounts the story of his fathers death He says that Claudius took my father grossly full of bread with all his crimes full blown as flush as may The phrase full of bread simply means that Old Hamlet died while he was soaking in worldly
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