The play Hamlet is written by British playwright Shakespeare, the whole play is a tragedy about the prince Hamlet take revenge on his uncle Claudius for killed his father. At act three, scene 1, Hamlet made the famous "To be or not to be" speech. Author Shakespeare used some figurative language in this speech such as personification, metaphor in order to reveal an enigmatic and contemplative characteristics for Hamlet. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles. And, by opposing, end them. He is facing a "sea of troubles", how is he going to deal with these unfortunates in his life, should he just flow away and fight against them.
Analysis of Hamlets To Be or Not to Be
Rhetorical Analysis of Hamlets Monologue To Be or not to Be
The famous monologue of Hamlet is about the choice between life and death. For Hamlet, the empty existence of Danish people at that time equals to spiritual death. Therefore, he gives preference to a physical death, which can be viewed as a form of protest against the false laws of the world. He is acutely aware of his loneliness and incompetence, but despite this he rushes into a battle and perishes as a fighter, giving the mankind a model of impeccable human behavior. In any case, at the time of proclamation of the monologue, Hamlet acknowledges that any action may cause unpredictable consequences. This monologue questions the unity of thought and conscience, which is a must for a hero. What is the sense of life for Hamlet?
Essays on To Be Or Not to Be
Hamlet is suppose to avenge his fathers death but things get in his way and prevent him from doing so, causing more stress to his life. During the soliloquy, Hamlet is debating to kill himself, but in the end determines people are too cowardly to kill themselves because people are unsure about life after death. In both film adaptations, the soliloquy is portrayed well with language elements. In the Hawke version, Hamlet is just walking around a video store. In the Branagh version, Hamlet is looking at himself in the mirror and getting a good look at him trying to see if he can see the madness in himself that everyone else sees.