Hamlet Soliloquy Act 3 Scene 3 Essay

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Hamlet Soliloquy Act 3 Scene 3

Hamlet has just watched Claudius praying for forgiveness in the church and has been hiding and waiting for his chance to kill him.

“Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged. That would be scann'd:”

Hamlet is saying that if he kills his uncle while he is praying, will his father be avenged because as he is confessing his sins to god if hamlet killed him then he would go straight to heaven and his father would not be avenged

”A villain kills my father; and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven.”

He says now how he being his father’s only son and that only he
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By so doing it was believed that the sins of the dead person would be absorbed and the deceased would have clear passage to the hereafter. Hamlet could be saying that his father may have been full of sins but he did not even get his sins atoned by having them eaten by a sin eater.

”And how his audit stands who knows save heaven? But in our circumstance and course of thought,”

Hamlet says that only heaven knows how many sins you have commited throughout your life and if you have atoned for them and when they add up how many of those sins you have that is the deciding factor to see whether you go to heaven or hell.

”'Tis heavy with him: and am I then revenged, To take him in the purging of his soul, When he is fit and season'd for his passage? No!”

Hamlet thinks again is it better for me to teke him when he is full of sin or is it better for me to take him when he has atoned for his sins, of course it is the latter one because then his father would truly be avenged as his uncle would go to hell. He is very final when he says no because Claudius killed Hamlet’s father while Hamlet Sr was still carrying his sin therefore