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In close reading of the first soliloquy made by Hamlet in Shakespeares The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark we see that Hamlet is a very hurt young man overcome with feelings of futility and despair Hamlets speech is given after losing his father and having his mother remarry hastily soon after seemingly with no regret for her son or late husband In his soliloquy Hamlet gives a passionate account of his true feelings which strikingly contrast his outer artificial speech towards his mother and stepfather Through this soliloquy Hamlet expresses profound melancholy and the reasons for his despair Hamlets emotions toward the world displayed in this soliloquy are those of futility disgust angst and deep sorrow His discourse opens with a poignant statement of his desires to die Hamlet wishes his too too solid flesh would melt and that suicide was not a mortal sin Hamlet states How weary stale flat and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world In this statement he asserts his view of life as being futile In his next concept he uses the words rank and gross in the context of a simile comparing life to an unweeded garden evidently showing his utter repulsion by all that inhabits the garden his world Hamlets angst is displayed in an overtone of anxiety throughout the whole soliloquy yet a direct example of his worry is shown in his non-acceptance of the short period of time between his fathers funeral and his mothers incestuous marriage More than thrice Hamlet criticizes the time frame between the two events realizing it shorter each time It is almost as if he is in disbelief of these affairs and he will never accept them as being existent The last of the main characteristics that Hamlet exhibits in the soliloquy is his extreme sadness an emotion that overshadows the entire speech but shown explicitly in the last line But break my heart Everything that
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