Examples Of Monologue In Hamlet

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In his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare utilizes monologue to give his characters room for self-expression and conveyance. Early in the play, the reality of death remains ever present. For Hamlet, the protagonist, recent events in his life have pushed him towards absolute depression. At the end of scene two, act one, Hamlet delivers a monologue sharing his grievance over his father’s death and his dissatisfaction with his mother’s marital situation. Early in the passage, Shakespeare writes, in the words of Hamlet, “Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew, Or that Everlasting had not fixed His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter.” In this shocking statement, Hamlet questions why God made suicide a sin. He employs the a metaphorical cannon to espouse the
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