Shakespeare takes a deep look into life’s struggles and explores the themes of death and what lies beyond death. It is this exploration that draws people to question their very existence over the centuries as Hamlet debates whether he wants to end his life or continue in his depression.
Hamlet the Necrophile Hamlet's soliloquy "To be, or not to be", is arguably the most famous in the history of English literature and theater. The first line is the source of everyday expressions, ornate speeches and newspaper editorials, but without accordance to the rest of the monologue or the play. In this speech, Hamlet’s contemplates suicide and its consequences, either to suffer the hardships of life or to trust the ambiguity of the afterlife. This develops the play’s and Hamlet’s fascination with death as an intrinsic theme and his uncertainty of the afterlife. Shakespeare captures the reader’s attention regarding death in the initial scene when the ghost of his dead father visits Hamlet.
Through contemplating if life or death is better, he talks about barring the whips and scorns of time and what will come after death. However, what seems to scare Hamlet the most, is the fear of the unknown, which ultimately prevents him from committing suicide. Again, Shakespeare is addressing this greater concern of humanity, the fear of death and the afterlife, the fear of the unknown that so many people had. Through having a character who is inherently mad deliver this truly thought provoking speech, Shakespeare showcases that quite literally anyone is/can be concerned with death and the unknown afterlife, despite their state of mind. Hamlet’s soliloquy addresses something many people feel/experience at one point, but Shakespeare also goes as far as demonstrating this obsession with death and the fear of the unknown, can go too far--as it eventually leaves Hamlet to true madness and ultimately causes
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.
Hamlet’s nature causes him to contemplate the physically of death and its most intimate complications. In Act 1, Hamlets is torn and tortured by grief and misery from the death of his father and the incestuous marriage of his mother with Claudius. So much so, Hamlet considers suicide but restrains himself from doing so due to the possibility of eternal suffering in the afterlife. Hamlet again goes further into contemplation of the afterlife and suicide, in his infamous “To be or not To be” soliloquy. He states in “To be or not To be” that the afterlife is an undiscovered world, and that no one has ever returned.
In act 2, scene 2, the second soliloquy is when Hamlet is alone before the play is about to take place. This is shown on page 22 line 508, “Now I am alone, oh what a rogue and peasant slave I am!” Hamlet is almost beating himself up mentally, he is just going crazy At this point Hamlet’s life is going down the toilet, and he isn’t sure what to do. Hamlet calls himself a coward and is really hard on himself. In the end he decides that he won’t be a coward anymore.
It explores the themes of life and death and questions whether this is life that comes after death. Throughout the entire soliloquy, Hamlet is debating whether he wants to kill himself or to continue to struggle through life and his depression. The opening suggests death or possible
Everyone has to deal with loss and Shakespeare understood that within his play Hamlet. Throughout the play Hamlet is dealing with the loss of his father, in fact he gives several soliloquies about it. Perhaps the most famous soliloquy given is the one from Act III, scene i. Hamlet begins with the famous line, “To be, or not to be, that is the question:”(1). Although there are many literary devices used within this excerpt, the most prominent are syntax, diction, and imagery, and Shakespeare creatively uses each to portray Hamlet’s state of mind. At first the sentences are short and contradicting, hinting towards instability, just within the use of syntax.
Gilgamesh is afraid of what will happen to him when he dies. “ 'When I die, shall I not be like unto Enkidu? Sorrow has entered my heart. I am afraid of death and roam over the desert (Sanders 14). Gilgamesh has a great fear of death at this point in his life.
The move you are about to make will lead to an extremely unfortunate and terrible chain of events. Romeo, I understand that you are planning to return to Verona because you have heard of Juliet’s death. However, rushing back to Verona after hearing of the death of your beloved Juliet is an extremely poor decision. Romeo, there are several reasons why you should not go back to Verona. First of all, I want to let you know that I am a close friend with your father, Friar Lawrence and that I also am a friar myself.