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Victoria Cigarroa Period 4 Mr. Emigh AP English Literature 26 January 2015 Hamlet Take Home Essay Prompt 1 Hamlet is known for his soliloquies and sarcastic, highly educated remarks. At surface level, Hamlet uses his wits to get the upper hand and manipulate the conversation. However, Hamlet took his father’s death very harshly and on top of that he sees his mother jumping ship to love his uncle so quickly after the funeral. Hamlet speaks negatively about life in his most known soliloquies and contemplates suicide. In Hamlet’s most famous soliloquy in Act III Scene I, his first line is “To be, or not to be- that is the question”, he is asking if he should live or die (3, 1, 57). Hamlet is a vulnerable man that is going crazy from what has happened to him in his life. He continues “Whether ‘tis nobler in the mid to suffer/The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune/Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, /and by opposing end them” (3, I, 58-61). He is questioning if he should keep fighting or give up and end his life. In present day, suicide is a big issue and no one wants to see it happen, and Hamlet is asking the same questions people who are suicidal today are asking. It puts in perspective what he was going through and how much he felt betrayed by his mother and uncle. His mother and uncle showed no support of his grieving over his father. He wanted to give up because there was no support from them and he blames them. When there is no support, Hamlet goes in a
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