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Hamlet's Soliloquy

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Karina Lenartowicz

on 13 November 2013

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Transcript of Hamlet's Soliloquy

Anger, resentment
Themes in Hamlet
Hamlet, like most people, has many layers, and there is no guarantee that the layer that he is currently displaying is his true self.
Hamlet's Attitude Towards Others
Hamlet concludes that although he is extremely upset with his mother and her decision to marry his uncle, he will only hurt her with his words. Hamlet decides to exercise self control and keep his thoughts separate from his actions.
Importance to the Play
-demonstrates the dark side of Hamlet
"Now could I drink Hot blood, / And do such bitter business as the day / would quake to look on" (III:ii:374-375)

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world. Now could I drink hot blood
And do such bitter business as the bitter day
Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother.—
O heart, lose not thy nature, let not ever
The soul of Nero enter this firm bosom.
Let me be cruel, not unnatural.
I will speak daggers to her but use none.
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites.
How in my words somever she be shent,
To give them seals never, my soul, consent!
Hamlet's Soliloquy
Act 3 Scene 2 371-383
-Hamlet's self control
-shows Hamlet's plans for the future, he is thinking ahead (suicidal people do not worry about the future)
"I will speak daggers to her but use none./My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites" (III:ii:379-380).
-foreshadows what Hamlet want is going to do
-conflicted nature of Hamlet
-demonstrates his anger at his mother (disappointment)
All the evil, and darkness
The Murder of Gonzago has
ended and Hamlet got the reaction he wanted from Claudius.
Gertrude wishes to speak to Hamlet, before Hamlet leave to see his mother he lets us (the audience) know of his plan.

Literary Devices
Most Famous Lines
"Let me be cruel, not unnatural.
I will speak daggers to her but use none.
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites." (III:ii:379-381
Alliteration:"bitter business as the bitter"(III.ii.174).
Allusions: Nero
Personification: "When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world."
Metaphor: "speak daggers"
Hamlet talks about the dark atmosphere that surrounds him how all bad events tend to happen during the night. He does not want his talk with his mother to lead into any harm.
Hamlet will try to convince his mother not to stain the bed of Denmark.
How he does not want to kill his mother like Nero did, only mentally harm he with his words.
Kill the grade nines...
Don't kill the grade nines... it will involve too much paperwork...
Work Cited

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Ed. Gill Roma. Reprint ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. Print.

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