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William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

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Hamlet’s popular soliloquy which begins “To be, or not to be --,” shows the strong aspects of Hamlet’s state of mind. Within these lines there is hesitance, motivation, and suffering. Each of these characteristics can be seen in The Kite Runner portrayed in the character Amir. These characteristics are also portrayed in the character Matilda from Mister Pip. Though each of these characters, Hamlet, Amir, and Matilda, all have very different story lines, they are all relatable through the characteristics of hesitance, motivation, and suffering.
Hamlet expresses hesitance, motivation, and suffering throughout the to be or not to be soliloquy. His questioning sentences make it clear that he is hesitant toward his actions, and whether there is a point to “being”. Hamlet must build courage to become less hesitant in order to carry out his revenge against Claudius. As he tries to become less hesitant his motivation becomes more obvious. Hamlet emotions present that he is suffering. He is suffering to commit to his revenge plan. He finds himself at first not completely believing in the ghost. He thinks that it could be the Devil disguised as his father, so that he will commit the crime and go to Hell. He realizes that what the ghost had said was the truth. Hamlet suffers of the thought of his mother marrying his father’s killer because he is the only person who knows the full truth. Hesitance, motivation, and suffering are not only shown in the to be or not to be soliloquy, but is
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