Hamlet Gravediggers Analysis

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The overall theme of the scene with the gravediggers is death. The subject of suicide is important in this scene because Ophelia has killed herself and the gravediggers discuss whether it is deemed okay to bury her if she has not had her last rights. This subject has been discussed earlier in the play when King Hamlet was killed abruptly and also didn’t have his last rights given to him before dying. Hamlets famous soliloquy of “to be or not to be” is also about taking one’s own life and the repercussions of that decision.
When Hamlet looks upon the skull of his old jester, he sees the aftermath of death. He envisions how the body decomposes into bones, and later to dust as he references Julius Caesar’s corpse as dust used to make walls. Hamlet’s
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