Roger Ebert Hamlet Soliloquy Analysis

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Hamlet's soliloquy is about why death is a better alternative to living while roger ebert believes that life should be worth living. For example, Hamlet believes that death will be a better place than life would be. However, Roger Ebert believes that life should be lived even when everything will become difficult. I personally agree with Roger Ebert’s claim that people should try to enjoy their life no matter what happens. Hamlet says that life shouldn’t be worth all the hardships and death may be better than having to suffer. Hamlet asks “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.“(Shakespeare) in his soliloquy. This quote shows that he is wondering if life would be worth all the suffering or if he should just end it all and hope that the afterlife is better than his current life. Later in the soliloquy, he realizes that most people won’t know what happens in the afterlife because no one ever comes back from the dead. He realizes this when he states “...But…show more content…
He had lost his jaw due to cancer and still lived a life that he can still enjoy. He is still happy even though “A section of his lower jaw was removed.”(Chris Jones). Some procedures he did to try and replace what he lost took bones from other sections of his body. Each time they got bones from other parts of his body and reconstructed his jaw, he would get hope but end up being disappointed. His condition should have made him go into a depression since he can no longer eat, drink, or talk like he was able to. However, “Ebert’s dreams are happier”(Chris Jones) because he keeps a positive outlook on life. The main reason he lives such a happy life is because he doesn’t believe that there is an afterlife. Because of his belief, he tries to live his life as best he can while he’s still able

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