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Hamlets First Soliloquy The tone of Hamlets first soliloquy begins as sad and depressed as Hamlet contemplates suicide The tone changes to angry and bitter while Hamlet ponders the relationship between his mother and his uncle Through Shakespeares use of diction and syntax he shows Hamlets disapproval of this relationship In the first section of this soliloquy Hamlet is considering suicide but does not follow through with his thoughts because of religious reasons This is apparent through Hamlets words or that the everlasting had not fixed his cannon gainst self-slaughtered Shakespeares use of words such as flat stale and weary contributes to a tone of sorrow and sadness The long drawn out sentences also create a tone of distress As an actor performing this soliloquy I would act out this first section until seem to me all the uses of this world as a despondent tone In the next section of the soliloquy Hamlet is angry with his mother because she married Hamlets uncle so soon after his fathers death This section should be performed as incensed and bitter It should demonstrate to the audience Hamlets disapproval of the relationship between his mother and uncle as it is throughout this soliloquy As Hamlet says So excellent a king that was to this Hyperon to a satyr he compares his uncle to his father He also reminisces about the relationship between his parents when he says so loving to my mother Although Hamlet remains angry with his mother he becomes sad as he remembers his fathers gentle and loving ways This should be performed as thoughtful and reminiscent The remaining of the soliloquy up until the last sentence Hamlet becomes bitter as he says the marriage between his mother and uncle is founded on lust and sex With Hamlets words she would hang on him informs the audience of his mothers dependence upon men Hamlet then compares his mother to a beast This metaphor enhances the
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