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Hamlet Soliloquy

Act IV Scene iv Soliloquy
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Mary McCaffery

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Hamlet Soliloquy

Hamlet's Act IV Scene iv Soliloquy Ghost Play Spying Expose the Murderer of King Hamlet Claudius Murder of Hamlet's Father makes him angry and want to seek revenge "By nature neither gloomy nor reflecting, grief and reflcetion are to him a burden. It is under such circumstances that he makes his appearance upon the stage" (Harvard College Literary Journal Volume 1, 472) Trying to find out for sure if Claudius killed his father "He expresses himself, indeed, in bitter language against the'smiling villian', swears not to forget the ghost's command" (Harvard College Literary Journal Volume 1, 472) Hamlet knows that Claudius killed King Hamlet by Claudius's action of leaving because of his guilt. Hamlet understands th cry for revenge but rejects his witness out of doubt anf fear Hamlet has to make a moral decision which the fate of the people he loves and kingdom depend on Polonius spies on Hamlet with his mother which drives him to getting revenge for his father Rosencrantz and Guildenstern working with Claudius trying to kill Hamlet causes him to finialize his decision "Polonius by playing the spy meets a Fate, which was neither expected by nor intended for him" (Drake) "He should the bearers put to sudden death,
Not shriving time allowed" (Shakespeare) "The spirit that I seen
May be the devil; and the devil hath power
To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps
Out of my weaknesses, and my melancholy,
As he is very potent with such spirits,
Abuses me to damn me." (Shakespeare) "Do not forget this visitation is but whet thy almost blunted purpose" (Shakespeare)
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