Eternal Life In Hamlet

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Undoubtedly, there are many people wanted to have eternal life. However, Hamlet did not. Hamlet was one of the most famous tragedy written by Shakespeare. The story was about a Denmark Prince named Hamlet revenged for his father, who was killed by Hamlet’s uncle, and cursed the death of his lover, his mother, his uncle and himself. The main character Hamlet was struggled about suicide serval times in the whole play. Meanwhile, he wandered that all humans were capable of suicide, but they chose to bare the cruelty, pain of the world, instead of suiciding themselves. This essay aims to analyze the reason human beings chose to live by analyzing the texts morally, religiously, and aesthetically. Hamlet thought his life was so miserable to accept, so he wanted release. “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt” (I.ii 129-158) was emerged after he was not able to leave Denmark and forced to live with his remarried mother and his disgust step-father (his uncle). Hamlet felt burdens for life, so he wanted to commit suicide.…show more content…
The true meaning behind this sentence was why people would bear all the painful, hardness, torment of life, rather than went to a place without worrying. The choice of living in pain, or die to totally new world was confused Hamlet from the beginning to the end. From questioning “To be, or not to be” Hamlet showed the idea that people was so fear to face the new world, so they would rather bear the hardness of life. Moreover, this play teated suicide in a beautiful way. In Act 4 scene 7, Shakespeare described the place Ophelia dead as “There is a willow grows aslant a brook ,That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream.” This description seems like the place where ladies came to play. Meanwhile, he also said Ophelia “There with fantastic garlands did she come” “And mermaid-like a while they bore her up”. Shakespeare thought the dead Ophelia like the most beautiful creature in the
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