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Essay Topic Review Hamlets soliloquies and write an essay that summarizes the development of his tragic character through these speeches Among some of the most exemplary and insightful passages in English literature exists the Hamlet soliloquies They produce age-old questions that man seeks to answer yet fears to be answered Perhaps among these examples the point is to analyse the questions and not the answers drawn Through Hamlet each individual may choose their own truth while at the same time examine the questions raised by it and the answers they conclude in others Be it resolved in this essay that one look upon these soliloquies to discover the effect such has in the development of Hamlets character Hamlets Act I Scene 2 serves to introduce Hamlet for the first time in depth Firstly the death motif is introduced in the opening lines of this soliloquy Hamlet despairs at his mothers marriage to Claudius and the incestuous nature it implies He wishes he could just melt O that this too too sullied flesh would melt Here he wishes he could commit suicide yet we see that his nature will not allow it as he would risk damnation to do so We see here the introduction of his philosophical traits as he would not act on impulse to take his life From here he goes on to describe himself as his fathers son idolizing the king as a Sun God So excellent a king that was to this Hyperion to a satyr He vents his frustration as he remembers how much his father loved his wife and yet she remarried within a single month Furthermore he wonders how strong women are Frailty thy name is woman Hamlet questions if his mothers tears were just for show or were really sincere A beast that wants discourse of reason would have mourned longer Secondly he ponders on Claudius and suspects evil running deeper than the obvious
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