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Philosophy on life and death is usually determined by a number of things Religion culture traditions and family usually have something to do with the beliefs humans might have During the course of a lifetime experiences and accomplishments have a major influence on how we think as adults During the play Hamlet Hamlets philosophies on life and death change significantly due to the recent events in his life In Hamlets first soliloquy he reveals to the reader that he wishes he could disappear from the earth He is so discouraged by life and the continual run of negative events that are taking place Primarily his fathers death has brought him anguish as well as his mothers marriage to his Uncle Claudius His despair has driven him to suicidal thoughts and that he would kill himself if suicide were not a violation of canon law Tis an unweeded garden That grows to seed things rank and gross in nature Possess it merely Page 12 line 141-142 In act 1 scene 4 Hamlet speaks to Horatio and Marcellus about how the fate of your character is inevitable A flaw in mans character is something he can inherit nurture or develop Man may be born with this flaw which makes him a victim of fate When this occurs it absolves him of all responsibility for his behavior Mans behavior can be attributed to their complexion which is determined by four bodily fluids called humors The humors are blood phlegm red bile and black bile therefore a person could have a sanguine phlegmatic choleric or melancholic personality depending on which humor is in excess So oft it chances in particular men That for some vicious mole of nature in them As in their birth -wherein they are not guilty Since nature cannot choose his origin - By their oergrowth of some complexion Page 23 line 26-30 Hamlet meets with his fathers ghost who has been banished to
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