Hamlet8217s Soliloquies Essay

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Hamlet8217s Soliloquies





The soliloquies spoken by Hamlet were directed to the audience, rather than seeming like
conversations with himself. In the first soliloquy, Hamlet talks about how aggravated at
life he is and that if it weren’t for God’s laws he would commit suicide. He
is not really morning his fathers death in this soliloquy but more his disgust for his
mother for marring his uncle especially a few months after his father’s death. He
then goes on to explain he must remain silent. He is explaining to the audience that
nothing can undo the situation to make it any better. But that isn’t good enough
for Hamlet. Something has to be done. This soliloquy sparks an interest in the reader
and provides a glimpse into Hamlet’s thoughts while informing the audience of the
history of his family’s tribulations.

In the second soliloquy Hamlet calls on the audience, the “distracted globe”,
to hear his vow to get revenge on his uncle and to erase all from his mind except that of
what the ghost had informed him of. The ghost, Hamlet’s father, had explained to
him that Claudius had killed him and his soul couldn’t rest until revenge was
brought onto his brother. The audience hears Hamlet’s promise to make Claudius pay
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