Hamlet, By William Shakespeare

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Life and death has always been a contemplative topic. In Hamlet, the main character Hamlet thinks to himself about suicide. Hamlet was written by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote Hamlet between 1599 and 1602. William Shakespeare is one of the greatest playwrights in history. Hamlet is about Prince Hamlet of Denmark who is trying to find out about the death of his father after his father 's ‘ghost’ comes to him telling him it was his uncle who had killed him. While Hamlet contemplates suicide he gives his famous soliloquy “To be or not to be.” This soliloquy symbolizes that Hamlet is pondering whether this is worth it anymore. If his life is worth it anymore. In this soliloquy, we got a lot of insight on the character of Hamlet and how he feels and life and death. The first line “To be, or not to be- that is the question:” is his thesis of his soliloquy. To commit suicide or not. The word to ‘be’ represents to exist or not. The second line simply states whether it’s more dignified to put up with this. The second line “The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” states that you are given attacks but can not deflect them. “Or to take arms against a sea of troubles.” Hamlets troubles, and are they even worth it. Lines five and six is where the contemplation of suicide plays in. To die? To sleep? “And by a sleep to say we end” is very bluntly stating that by sleep he means ending his life. Line 7 refers to his sea of troubles he

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