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Soliloquies In Hamlet Essay

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Shakespearian Techniques

Have you ever watched a play or a movie and at one point the actor or actress starts talking to themselves? This is known as a soliloquy and it is an amazing technique play writers or movie makers use. These soliloquies can tell people a lot of things. It’s a great way of showing the truth or the real feelings of a character. However, this technique is centuries and can date back to the Shakespearian era. Shakespeare himself used soliloquies all throughout his plays. He uses soliloquies to reveal Hamlet’s true feelings. It even exposes Hamlet on what he really thinks of his incestuous uncle and mother. We also get to see the true pain Hamlet suffers with grieving for his dead father. In Hamlet’s soliloquy,
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First of all, “so excellent a king, that was to this Hyperion to a satyr” (Shakespeare). Here Hamlet tell us that his father was an excellent King, and this new one, Hamlet’s uncle, is a terrible King. Hamlet loved his father, and he also loved him for being a King. Furthermore, “So loving to my mother that he might not beteem the winds of heaven” (Shakespeare). Hamlet’s father loved Hamlet and his mother. Hamlet loved his father too. However Hamlet’s mother didn’t really love him back. Hamlet hates his mother for this. For betraying what Hamlet sees as a god. Moreover, “O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason would have mourned longer” (Shakespeare). It was a tragedy for the kingdom when King Hamlet died. Hamlet even believes that everyone including animals had mourned King Hamlet’s death because of how great of a man Hamlet saw in his father. In conclusion, Hamlet shows he love and misses by explaining how great of a king his father was, showing how loving his father was, and saying everyone was mourning his death because he was such a great man. While Hamlet exposes his real feelings for his mother and father, we see how toxic he is in relation to his uncle. To start, “that was to this Hyperion to a satyr” (Shakespeare). Hamlet describes his father as a Hyperion, one of the first twelve titan children from the greek mythology. However, his uncle is a
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