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After Claudius and Gertrude announce their marriage to the kingdom Hamlet grieves deeply over his fathers death He is most bothered by the fact that his mother is remarrying so quickly even going so far as to privately contemplate suicide The diction and imagery of the first soliloquy provide insight into Hamlets feelings showing his true character This soliloquy sparks an interest in the reader and provides a glimpse into Hamlets thoughts while informing the audience of the history of his familys tribulations In the soliloquy that begins O that this too too sullied flesh would meltIii Hamlet is alone with his thoughts depressed to the point of talk of suicide Hamlet tries desperately to make sense of the events that have recently taken place but remains confused and pessimistic He feels restricted by the physical world that he calls unbearable wanting his too too solid fleshIii to melt thaw and resolve itself into a dewIii He appears to be trying to get away to become innocent once again There was a time when he didnt have many responsibilities to deal with and thats what he wants to go back to However he has obligations to fulfill Since Hamlet has been raised and living as a noble person not fulfilling his tasks is an impossible act as is having his fleshmelt thaw and resolve itself into a dewIii The journey of a solid turning into dew relates similarly to how difficult it is for Hamlet to live in the world needing to be free to deal with himself only There is an underlying feeling of anger that runs through each word he speaks Hamlet is not only feeling powerless that he cannot do anything to change the fact that his father is gone but he is mad that it happened in the first place He is feeling the loss of his father and feels angry that his father had to come across the bad luck
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