hamlets soliloquy “to be, or not to be” Flashcard Example #91586

what is the theme of this soliloquy?
life is full of struggles, but the great unknown of death is far more fearsome
how does shakespeare use figurative language to talk about death?
he likens death to sleep and dreams to the afterlife
how does hamlets resolution on the question of “To be, or not to be” develop the reader’s understanding of his character?
it shows the the us depressed, suicidal, and suffering from existential depression
how does hamlet describe life?
as a suffering. hamlet hates his life and wishes to be dead but will not kill himself because suicide is a sin. hamlet would rather suffer than sin
how does hamlet describe death?
he describes death as a scary thing because he does not know what will happen to him when he dies. it is unknown because no one from the dead has came and told what the afterlife is like.

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