The Importance Of Soliloquies In Hamlet

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Writers for many years have used the literary device known as soliloquy. William Shakespeare, who is one of the many notable authors, uses soliloquies to demonstrate what specific characters are truly thinking and feeling. Hamlet, one of the many pieces written by Shakespeare, that contains this device. On of the most notable soliloquies used in Hamlet is found in Act I, Scene II. Here the audience not only is able to directly connect to a character, but are also given additional information that can be connected to the plot. Soliloquies are a useful tool that the audience utilizes to connect a character’s inner most thoughts and emotions to the plot of the story. In Act one, Scene two of Hamlet, the very first passionate soliloquy appears: “o that this too too solid flesh would melt […]”. This soliloquy offers a prominent distinction to the controlled and false speech that Hamlet is required to exchange with Claudius and his court. This soliloquy has great significance, because it reveals Hamlet’s profound downheartedness and the reason for his despair. Hamlet makes it evident that, without omission, everything in his world pointless. He does this in an outburst of repulsion, rage, sadness, and anguish. His dialogue is saturated with implications of decay and dishonesty. This is seen in the usage of terms like "rank" (138) and "gross" (138), and also in the metaphor connecting the earth with "an unwedded garden" (137). Soon the reason for
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