Hamlet's development of character

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare is the play of a son, Hamlet, who seeks revenge for his father's death cause by his uncle. The readers of this play are inclined to await for Hamlet to seek his revenge. Due to the circumstances Hamlet is inclined to feel lonely and asks if there is an after life. This is said through his sililoque in Act 3, Scene 1, "To be, or not to be: that is the question... Be all my sins remember'd" (ll. 64-98). This silioque tends to give it's readers a feeling of suicide and to be empathetic towards the speaker. In the sililoque "To be, or not to be" Hamlet wonders whether it is better to live with misery or die with uncertainty. Life is nothing but suffering and enduring fortune's unfair blows. Suicide is the ultimate defense against life's troubles. Suicide offers peaceful sleep; but what dreams may interrupt that sleep? Hamlet is afraid of the uncertain afterlife and those unknown nightmares that may be in store. Death offers peace, but the dreaded unknown makes men too cowardly to commit suicide. Hamlet expresses a longing for an escape from this world to an another. It seems as if he fears that he has sinn Continue...


The scene were the ship is being swallowed by the underwater mouth, yet the travelers on the ship are persistent to continue seems to give the image of a person who "takes arms against a sea of troubles" (l. The word sleep is an indication to death, though shakespeare also uses the word "death" and "die" directly in lines 68, 72, and 74. These feelings helped Hamlet his character develop in muturity and the understanding of how others feel. To begin this sililoque, Hamlet uses the support of a question. This sililoque of Hamlet's by Shakespeare is able to convey the true nature of a man and how he feels when hurt by loved ones. This sililoque contains a lot of pain that a person has endured over a period of only a few months. He also is Hamlet's father's murderer. The imagery that this sililoque creates is that of different epics and stories. This sililoque conveys a truthful message to it's readers of how a mans nature is. To address the importance that death plays in Hamlet's life, Shakespeare uses the repetition of the word "sleep" in lines 68, 69, 73, and 74. ed because in the last lines he asks Ophelia to pray for him that all his sins be remembered by her. Hamlet tends to feel this way due to his father's death, his mother remarrying within a month of his father's death to his uncle whom is the King now.