Shakespeare essays

Hamlet’s Third Act Soliloquy: An Inner Debate

The soliloquy which Hamlet, the eponymous protagonist of the William Shakespeare play Hamlet, delivers in its third act is notable insofar as it begins with the articulation of existential anguish: “To be or not to be. ” From there, Hamlet debates with himself on the merits of life-as-existence. He first inquires whether it is “noble …

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Hamlet and Words

Hamlet is regarded by many as William Shakespeare’s greatest work. One of the many reasons for that claim is Shakespeare’s exquisite use of words. Shakespeare’s adeptness in words is best voiced out by the arguably best dramatic character ever written, Hamlet. Hamlet becomes an effective mouthpiece for Shakespeare’s words as Hamlet himself seems to fancy …

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