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Soliloquies are a form of monolog where the person is speaking without interruption and is normally speaking to no-one but themselves.  Hamlet has had seven soliloquies in this play in which he slowly reveals his own perspective.  Soliloquies are important to the story through the medium of a play because they provide the chance to tell the audience specific pieces of information which cannot be announced through a normal conversation.  Each of Hamlet’s soliloquies reveals Hamlet’s inner thoughts and regrets while slowly advances the play’s plot while creating an atmosphere for the senses to come.

The first soliloquy which Hamlet conveys gives the readers their opening glance at Hamlet’s character.  In his first quote of the soliloquy, Hamlets states “O that this too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!” which simply means he doesn’t want to exist anymore which right of the bat tells us that Hamlet is experiencing thoughts of suicide or is leading up to it.  Then refers world as “an unweeded garden” where things are rank and gross. he directly speaks about how he longs for suicide but cannot because of his beliefs.  The main reason for Hamlets depressed state is because of his mother’s quick remarriage  “It is not, nor it cannot come to good”, this quote refers to the marriage of the late King Hamlet’s brother and young Hamlet’s mother (I, ii, 163.  For time to not even pass by two months and the wife has already moved on and to be married too no less the brother of her former husband, Hamlet disapproved of this incestuous affair.  Hamlet later compares both Kings to Hyperion to a satyr (old King Hamlet being Hyperion and King Claudius being a satyr) suggesting that Claudius cannot and will not ever be able to be the man that old King Hamlet was (I, ii, 145).  Not much about his character has been revealed yet, but Hamlet experiences feelings of anger, resentment, and grief in the so far in the slow reveal of his inner identity.

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Hamlet’s second soliloquy takes place when old King Hamlet’s ghost disappeared.  What brought on the second soliloquy was when the ghost told Hamlet about how Hamlet’s father death wasn’t an accident but was a murder. this infuriated Hamlet and at the same time left him confused. As Hamlet try to get his head wrapped around this he states “Now to my word … I have sworn it”, he is letting the audience know that he will avenge his father’s death so he creates an atmosphere of anticipation to keep the audience wondering how will he get revenge for his father (I, v, 116-119).  Hamlet learned the truth about his father’s death, which puts Hamlet in a vengeful state and began to plot against his uncle.  In this soliloquy Hamlet is thrown into the ring with the truth and is fighting it, Hamlet knows the truth but doesn’t completely believes in it. Hamlet then become driven to find out if what the ghost had told him was the truth and how he would finish the job the ghost set him out for, this soliloquy was important because of what the ghost says before it, it created an atmosphere because Hamlet repeats the last words the ghost had told him, “Adieu, adieu, remember me” (I, v, 118). This line is important because the ghost does not want to be forgotten and Hamlet does not want to forget him. The reoccurrence makes the audience realize the importance of this line because the ghost wants his true story to be told and he wishes to be remembered as a hero and as someone who was wronged.

“O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” Here Hamlet begins to tear at himself up for his weakness and inaction toward his mission that he was assigned by his late father’s ghost.  Hamlet has begun to hatch a plan to confirm his suspicions about his uncle and if what the ghost said about the treason that his uncle had participated in was true or false.  In this soliloquy, Hamlet’s charter begins to develop as young Hamlet begins to realize things about himself.  Hamlet is now known to be mad.  After he reveals to his childhood friends Guildenstern and Rosencrantz that he is just pretending, he then further explains that the extent of his plan to the audience during the soliloquy.  Hamlet feels he has taken the passive approaches to find out if the ghost was telling the truth, Hamlet also may think the ghost is the devil testing him. This gives the impression that hamlet really is insane because of all the things that are going on in his life at the moment.

This soliloquy is famous for its first line “to be or not to be” while it is about hamlet contemplating life or death, Hamlet weighs both life vs nothingness. Hamlets character is afraid or cruelties and or fate so he would consider anything to avoid conflict, but whenever he reaches the thought of death or the afterlife he picked life over death. Hamlet is terrified of the unknown the thought of not knowing whether in the afterlife if you would fall into an internal sleep or be forced to reflect on all of your sins.  hamlet demonstrates this by stopping before killing Claudius and waiting to catch him in a sinful act for Claudius to be sent straight to hell.  “But that the dread of something after death, the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of?” Hamlet uses we in this quote to include all those that have sinned and thought of death as an escape from there misery (III, i, 79-83).

In Hamlets fifth soliloquy Hamlet is as sure as he would have ever been, he was going to murder the king.  This short soliloquy takes during act three scene two before entering the queen’s chambers.  In this soliloquy Hamlet’s mood has drastically change from before and he might actually be insane.  “Drink hot blood, and do such bitter business as the day would quake to look on”(III, ii, 352-354).  Hamlet is beginning to lose control over himself but tries to restrain himself for when he talks to his mothers as he states “Let me be cruel, not unnatural”(III, ii, 357).  Hamlet is more expressive in his last soliloquy which would feel like he is coming to terms with his feelings and is openly expressing it which is healthier then bottling it up until it burst at ones and he does something he doesn’t intend to do which my have been the cause of Polonius’ death.

In the sixth soliloquy hamlet was about to kill Claudius and fulfill his mission but thought it wouldn’t be a punishment for him to be killed while programing and act of greed faith, because it would send him straight for heaven and that wont do Hamlet or the ghost any justice, so hamlet decided to wait and watch for when he is doing a sinful act.  “And that his soul will be as damned and black as hell” this metaphor adds a darker tone as Hamlet compares his uncle’s soul to blackness and hell (III, iii, 99-100). 

The final soliloquy is has one of hamlet last scenes that hamlet appears on stage before talked with Fortinbras and his army.  Hamlet’s flame of revenge for his father was reignited and hamlet kept reassuring himself that everyone has a purpose they must fulfill.  This soliloquy brings up how hamlet has a natural incompetence that always got in the ways of his purpose.  At the end of the soliloquy  Hamlet swears “O, from this time forth/My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth!” this shows Hamlet achieved a new goal and will try to kill his uncle at any-means necessarily (IV, iv, 68-69).

At the beginning of the play hamlet is gloomy and removed, and by the end of they play hamlet was emotionally involved and very vibrant with his actions toward the rest of the characters. Each soliloquy had a major effect in the formation of Hamlet’s end personality. Hamlet was put through a rollercoaster of event that fluctuated his feeling and thoughts from time to time.  

By the end of the play hamlet has killed his uncle, Laertes, Polonius, and ultimately Ophelia.  Avenging his father hamlet can finally rest easy which ends the main reason for Hamlet’s distress and constant reminders of the mission. Each soliloquy stood out on there own because with each soliloquy came a new side of Hamlet that showed him form being down and depressed to being driven courageous while each one of them spoke as there own revealing the truth about hamlets inner thoughts at the time they all contributed to the overall understanding of this play and helped readers understand hamlet allot better.

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