Analysis Of Solloquies Of Acts 1-3 Of Shakespeare's Hamlet Soliloquy

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Hamlet Soliloquy (An Analysis of Major Themes and Questions Introduced in Soliloquies of Acts 1-3 of Shakespeare’s, Hamlet) What exactly is a soliloquy? Soliloquies are a playwrights method of conveying the most crucial themes and messages to the audience through one character thinking out loud to themselves. Even the most famous tragedy of all time, Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, is filled with critical soliloquies that prove themselves the driving force of the play. Particularly those made by the main character, Hamlet, contain the most thought provoking and intensive messages to the plot. “Hamlet shares his inner feelings, thoughts, and plans for the future. These soliloquies are the pivotal pillars of the drama and are still considered some of Shakespeare’s best writing,” (Meer). Within Acts 1-3, each of Hamlet’s soliloquies touch on themes of death, god, anger, revenge, and suffering, often depicting Hamlet’s conflicted conscience in how to act upon these emotions. To begin with, Hamlet’s first soliloquy in Act 1 demonstrates the depths of his internal despair and anger, ultimately questioning if there is a deity. Hamlet opens by wishing that he himself could be dead, cursing God’s prohibition on suicide, then quickly questioning why any god would let his troubles occur. Hamlet compares the world to an unweeded gardener, lacking a caretaker. “‘’Tis an unweeded garden that grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature possess it merely,” (138-140). As his speech ends,

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