An Analysis Of Hamlet's Soliloquy In To Be Or Not To Be

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In the “To Be or Not To Be” soliloquy from William Shakespeare 's Hamlet, as Hamlet’s uncertainty grows, his want to commit suicide decreases. In this soliloquy, Hamlet is questioning whether his life is worth living. He is afraid to die as he is unaware what awaits him in death. This uncertainty leads to him turning away from his plan of suicide.
In the beginning of the speech, he questions the nature of life and whether it is worth suffering for. He feels wronged in his life, and wants his problems to end. As it states in the text, “...Or to take arm against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them” (III, i, 3-4). The imagery of war that Hamlet creates by using the word “war” shows how much the problems in his life are weighing on him.
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