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Dennis Hackney IB English SL B 4 2 Semester Final Hamlet The Soliloquies of Shakespeares Hamlet A soliloquy is spoken by someone who is alone or thinks they are alone It reveals characters true thoughts It shows there true self The most meaning expression passion and intensity of feeling are put into these soliloquies Cambridge School Yes Hamlet through the brilliant words of William Shakespeare brought the most memorable soliloquies What did these soliloquies in Hamlets play mean O that this too too solid flesh would melt Act 12129-159 Prince Hamlet This is the first soliloquy that appears In this soliloquy Hamlet releases the tension that has built up inside when he oppugns Claudius conclusion that it shows a will most incorrect to heaven to mourn for so long During his opposition he still maintains some social restrictions that contrast with his denunciation of his mother and womanhood But in the soliloquy his emotions are unleashed In the soliloquy he goes through four main stages At first there is the suicidal state of mind However whether it really is a suicidal state of mind is questionable He could just be an expressive need to articulate his melancholy Notice how he would have himself melt into dew almost automatically without having to do anything this sums up the character of a man of inaction His generalization of how weary stale flat and unprofitable all the uses of this world seem to him culminates to the point where all his troubles intersect That it should come to this What follows is an analysis of the emotional vortex that he is going through His attempt to define his sadness leads to anger He praises his fathers virtues and condemns Claudius lack of them He then articulates his aversion to his mothers sexual misconduct and her brief mourning period Here he ascertains that he did not even know the true nature of his own mother
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