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The definition of wall a structure that serves to hold back something that acts as a barrier Walls are things that prevent one from going through life with ease Randy Pausch writer of the most inspirational book The Last Lecture states that walls are put in life to test ones self-determination and how badly we desire the goal we have set It tests your mettle and will to get over your problem Walls are strong and hard to climb but it makes you stronger in the end In this soliloquy Hamlet experiences his epiphany his reaching the top of the wall The diction used by Hamlet to describe himself and the scenes around him are unique yet necessary The mentioning of beasts and egg shells could throw the average reader off however the uses of these words develop the feeling of failure and uselessness Hamlet possesses at this timeA constant motif in most of Shakespeares works is the transition of power and how it affects the people who inhabit that land This is due to the time period in which Hamlet was written During this time Queen Elizabeth was the monarch of England and it was considered a sort of golden age for the people of England However as the end of her reign neared many subjects began to question who would lead them They refused to have a noble from Scotland rule over them The transition of power in Denmark causes such upheaval inside the house of nobles that death is imminentAs of now Hamlet has seen Prince Fortinbras avenging his father and this frustrates him He realizes that Fortinbras whose spirit with divine ambition Shakespeare IViv49 is avenging his father over an eggshell 53 while he has done nothing but think He goes as far as to compare himself to a beast due to his lack of action mentioning his only actions consist of sleep and feed 35 Writer Andrew Foley
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