Analysis Of ' Hamlets ' By William Shakespeare

930 Words Apr 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Hamlets Soliloquys
Dramatic literature is told through a story of dialogue about a character who experiences conflict throughout the play. These kind of plays is often performed on the stage of a theatre. One of the most famous screenwriters of the 16th through the early 17th century was William Shakespeare, and his work continues to live on in the 21st century. The longest play Shakespeare had ever written was Hamlet, which is about a young prince who grieves over the death of his father and seeks revenge as he learns that it was King Claudius responsible for his death. Throughout the play Hamlet expresses his thoughts through different soliloquys. Hamlets soliloquy in Act I “O that this too, too sullied flesh” contrasts from his famous soliloquy in Act III “To Be or Not to Be”, and both reflect issues of the times in which Shakespeare had lived in.
In Hamlets first soliloquy “O that this too, too sullied flesh” he expresses how he still grieves over the death of his father, and does not understand why the people of Denmark no longer grieve over King Hamlet after only barely 2 months especially his mother Queen Gertrude. Before his speech, King Claudius warns Hamlet of going against the teachings of God, and that his stubbornness will not lead him to the afterlife of heaven. Hamlet comments on this saying “O God, God How [weary], stale, flat, seem to me all the uses of this world!” (Act I, Lines 132-134), which means that he wants to kill himself but holds himself back…
Open Document