Hamlet Suicide Dbq

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Hamlet sparks an internal philosophical debate on the advantages and disadvantages of existence and whether it is nobler to live miserably or to end one's sorrow with a single stroke. Hamlet is in a state of madness that leads him to question get suicide, comparing it to a peaceful sleep. Through Hamlet's internal struggle with suicide his conscience guides him to live. Hamlet is contemplating suicide because he is going mad over the truth of his father's death, and his mother remarrying so quickly. ”Hamlet is suffering” due to the loss of his dear father “and he wants his anguish and strong passion abundantly evident to the audience”(Source1,Point3). Throughout ”The speech” it “is preoccupied not with metaphysical speculations,”this is …show more content…

If we choose the first, "to be," two possibilities are open, and these are stated in the form of a question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them.” This is an analysis of the beginning of the soliloquy. He uses two questions: is it noble to suffer or is it noble to commit suicide?(Source 4,Point2). “Death is analogous to sleep, there are also dreams implicit in the analogy. Man cannot know what death is, and hence cannot know whether "not to be" is a better choice than "to be." Only this …show more content…

“ Everything that moves hamlet to ponder suicide is his mother and claudius`s fault (Source 5,Point1).“And Hamlet's grief itself is indirectly expressed in his sense of loss and his idealization of his father.”Hamlet is lost without his father and traumatized at what happened to him (Source 5,Point2).Hamlet contemplates the advantages and disadvantages of death because of he is under immense grief from his father's death and is trying to find a way to end it but his conscience keeps him from committing what he believes is a noble

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