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GMosetti - Briefing Paper Hamlet vs. 1-10
by 2020-12-03)- (
In the famous soliloquy "To Be or not To Be", Hamlet is concerned with questions concerning the existence of man. Hamlet does not speak of himself in fact the “speaking voice" in the text is a plural. There’s a contrast in the use of the verbs "suffer" and "take up arms". With the first verb it expresses the concept of endurance while with the second that of becoming a warrior. In lines 5-10 the author introduces an alternative, that of dying and therefore of putting an end to his suffering. There is an obstacle that prevents man from committing suicide, it’s the fear of what will happen after the death.