The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakesperare

977 Words Feb 17th, 2018 4 Pages
Not only did he kill Hamlet’s father but then succeeded to the throne and took the murdered king’s wife, Gertrude, to be his own. Shakespeare uses Hamlet’s major soliloquies to depict a close to clear picture of Hamlet’s true character. He gives us many soliloquies, generally centered around the emptiness of his existence, suicide, death, suffering, and fear of what is beyond the human race after dying. The journey of reading one soliloquy after another guided the audience to not only sympathize with Hamlet, but also reveal his one tragic flaw and his struggle to overcome it. Hamlet’s struggle throughout the play to bring everyone to justice and avenge his father only occurs because of his inconclusiveness. Because of the major soliloquies in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, the reader is able to sympathize with this dramatic character throughout his heart- rending development and understand his character from a different perspective keeping in mind his good attributes and tragic flaw.
In his first soliloquy, it is apparent that Hamlet is very distressed about a few things. Hamlet begins his first soliloquy in a very depressed manor by saying,” O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt…But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue.” (Shakespeare,…