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Hamlets first soliloquy strikes a note of despair and reveals his feelings towards life and the hasty marriage between his mother and his uncle Hamlet wishes to thaw and resolve into a dew but is restrained by the canon law that condemns him to eternal suffering in hell if he were to do so Hamlet is disheartened and full of sorrow because he continues to mourn his fathers death but the primary source of his sadness is his mothers wedlock with his uncle Hamlets tone is one of anguish He desires to commit suicide because he considers his daily routine to be weary stale flat and unprofitable I ii 133 He describes the process graphically stating that his sullied flesh would melt Thaw and resolve itself into dew I ii 129-30 He uses such terms as sullied to describe himself and his life he finds himself scarred and stained by his mothers decision to wed his uncle In his soliloquy Hamlet makes use of comparisons to illustrate his feelings towards his uncle In the first comparison Hamlet compares the state of Denmark to a weeded garden Hamlet believes that the garden is unweeded and that things rank and gross in naturePossess it merely I ii 135-37 The weeds represent the evil in Denmark and the garden itself represents Denmarks current state Hamlet believes that Claudius is the evil that is spreading through Denmark and this comparison demonstrates why Hamlet is so upset with his mothers decision to marry Claudius not to mention the fact that Claudius and Gertrudes relationship is incestuous Another comparison is that between Hamlets father and Claudius Hamlet believes that his father was very righteous and compares him the God of sun Hyperion Meanwhile in Hamlets eyes Claudius is corrupt which explains why he compares him to a satyr The last comparison is that between his mother being Niobe Niobe is green mythology was so
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