To Choose Or Not To Choose . You Make Around 35,000 Choices

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To Choose Or Not To Choose You make around 35,000 choices a day they’re everywhere you go and in everything you do. Some so simplistic that you don 't consciously think about them, while others weigh greatly on the conscious and take time to think about. However you never know how these decisions are going to affect you, nor do you know what the outcome will be until you make them. This makes us hesitate, debate, and philosophize their potential, leaving room for one to talk themselves out or to find something else to occupy their mind. In WIlliam Shakespeare 's Hamlet this is exactly what our hero does over and over again until his hand is forced and he must take action. Hamlet tells the tale of a Prince from Denmark who has just lost…show more content…
The End of Hamlet we are able to descend into Hamlet 's madness and truly see the cause of his delay. Hamlet is struggling with who he is as a person and what he stands for. Here we have a man who used to believe in the world and all the good it had to offer, that is now broken and filled with pain. The loss of his father is a heavy burden for him to bear, along with the newfound anger he has towards his mother Gertrude for her remarriage to Claudius He states that the world he thought he knew has become “weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable”, that there is no form of justice for his father 's murder, and no calling for Claudius’ head. This steals away at Hamlets drive to act, time and time again we see him become enraged and ready to kill, only for the flames to be snuffed out by some other distracting matter. A perfect example of this Act 1 Scene 5 when Hamlet states “ ...I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records, / All saw of the books, all forms, all pressures past / That youth and observation copied there, / And thy commandment all alone shall live / Within the books and volume of my brain, / Unmixed with baser matters “(1.5.9-104). Here we see him hellbent on avenging his father, proclaiming that he will wipe all of his remembrances and books from his memory good and bad so that he can focus on revenge. Yet ironically the next time we see Hamlet he is reading a book and seems to have forgotten all about this.

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