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Hamlet's development of character

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 sinned because in the last lines he asks Ophelia to pray for him that all his sins be remembered by her. This sililoque conveys a truthful message to it's readers of how a mans nature is. 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. He also is Hamlet's father's murderer. To begin this sililoque, Hamlet uses the support of a question. Then he answers by stating a few facts about his question. Hamlet's uses a repitition of negative words such as "suffer" (l. 65), "sling" (l. 66), "troubles" (l. 67), "heart-ache" (l. 70), "whips and scorns" (l. 78), and "despis'd love" (l. 80) to express how he feels about the society and it's people as a whole. These words convey an empathetic gesture towards Hamlet becau...

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