Soliloquies of Hamlet
Soliloquies of Hamlet

Soliloquies of Hamlet

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The tragic play Hamlet is one of the noteworthy dramas in the history of world literature. The study of this play is a profound experience that no student of literature should deny to himself/ herself. The play indicates different problems which may baffle us but which stimulate our mental faculties too. Hamlet’s irresolution and procrastination, Hamlet’s dilemma for taking revenge on his uncle for murdering his father in this play are main issues clearly focuses by his soliloquies. The soliloquies of Hamlet are among the weightiest in the whole range of Shakespearean drama.

Declaration l, hereby, declare that I have completed my research paper on “Soliloquies in the Tragic Play Hamlet” under the supervision of Mrs. Sharpness’s, Assistant Professor of English Department, Shallot University of Science ; Technology, Sylphs. While completing this research paper I have taken some references and directions from different types of books and my honorable teachers those enrich this research paper as a whole one. It is my original work which does not follow by any unfair meaner. Signature Md. Animal Islam 4th year 2nd semester Date: 16-04- 13 Acknowledgement

I am grateful to my supervisor, Mrs. Charlemagne’s, who helped me through giving a lot of her valuable suggestions and directions. Without taking her directions and assistance, I could never reach the completion of this paper. Her proper guidance and assistance lead me to complete this research paper. I am indebted to all whose encouragements and suggestions helped me to prepare it. Mor

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Introduction A soliloquy is speaking alone. That is to say, a person taking to himself aloud, when he is alone, is making a soliloquy. A character in a drama often expresses his most secret thoughts and designs in a soliloquy. In Hamlet, Shakespeare has made receive use AT soliloquies to reveal ten complex contracted AT Hamlet. Soliloquies are often used to reveal the inner mind of a character in the play. There are occasions when a person cannot openly express his feelings in the presence of others.

The soliloquy then become the useful device by meaner of which dramatist lays bare before the readers the secret thoughts and feeling of a character while at the onetime preserving it as a secret to other characters in the play. Through the soliloquy the dramatist reveals the development of the character and also the mental progress or deterioration in the character. Further it throws more light on other characters through the speaker’s opinion of others. It also contributes to the development of the plot and tells of event which has happened to the stage.

Some critics point out that it is dramatic device is artificial and unnatural, but then this drama which is only an imitation of life and not actual life. So such kind of dramatic vice should be appreciated on their merits if they contribute to the interest and suspense of the play. Whether we accept the dramatic value of this devic

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or not, we have to accept Shakespearean skill in using it in his plays, especially in his tragedies. Shakespeare makes such an effective use of this device that if we were to remove the soliloquies from his tragic plays would be left the poorer.

So, all the soliloquies in Hamlet serve the purpose of unrevealing the inner mind of Hamlet. They serve the purpose of unlocking the heart and mind of Hamlet. Objectives: To show the importance of soliloquies in the tragic play Hamlet. To find out the “question” of “To be or not to be” concerns the advantages and disadvantages of human existence, the discussion of which includes the recognition of man’s right to end his life by suicide. To evaluate the “question” concerns the choice between life and death, and hence continually focuses on suicide.

To Judge the “question” is whether Hamlet shall kill himself or the King. To explain the explanation can be given of Hamlet’s indecision, his delay in carrying out the ghost’s injunctions, when there is ample evidence that he is not lacking in physical courage. Seven soliloquies in Hamlet Hamlet’s soliloquies stand out as essential pillars of the drama. Such ‘Tragically speeches’ in which the characters give vent to their feeling, were accepted by Elizabethan audience very much as, in later times, were the arias of grand opera in which the chief character gave expression to their passions.

A character given to speculative thought would be more prone to indulge in soliloquies than a man of action. Hence we find more soliloquies in Hamlet than in any of the other tragedies. In these speeches Hamlet, with relentless sincerity, settles accounts. With himself in thoughts that spring from the very depths of his being. There are a number of soliloquies in Hamlet, most of these be the hero and a few by other characters. There are as many as seven soliloquies of Hamlet in the play that are the following.

The first soliloquy (Act 1, Scene 2). Chucking says the first soliloquy is the most important of all for offering a clear understanding of Hamlet’s character. The first soliloquy takes place artery ten King Ana Queen nave commented on tens Dragging melancholy over ten death of his father. They ask him to cast his deep melancholy and Hamlet in this soliloquy gives vent of his grief that has been gnawing at his heart for quite long mime. More than two months have passed. Still Hamlet is mourning the death of his father.

He deplores the fact that his mother has remarried barely two months after the death of her first husband and she has now married a man much inferior to the husband she has lost. From the instance of his mother’s ‘over- hasty marriage hamlet draws the general inference that the whole women folk is frail by nature- “Frailty thy name is woman”. Hamlet cannot bolt from his memory his mother’s attitude to his father after his death. His mind is over engrossed with quickness his mother has got married again. In this soliloquy, Hamlet reveals the grief that has been gnawing at his

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