Act 1,Scene ii-Hamlet

Act 1,Scene ii-Hamlet - Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act 1, Scene...

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Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act 1, Scene ii, Soliloquy Act 1, Scene ii follows Claudius’ speech in Gertrude’s court after becoming the new king. The speech by Claudius greatly disturbs Hamlet, especially since Claudius tells him that he shouldn’t return back to his studies in Wittenberg but should remain in Denmark. Scene ii begins with Hamlet telling about his thoughts of suicide, and Claudius’ marriage to his mother. Hamlet says: “the world is weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable.” This statement means that suicide seems like a much better alternative than living in what he describes as a wretched world. However, the option of suicide is not relevant to Hamlet because suicide is against his religion. Hamlet also curses his mother by saying “fie on’t, ah fie!” and refers to her as an “unweeded garden.” By this Hamlet is angered by his mother’s marriage to his uncle Claudius which in his opinion was way too rapid after his father’s death, who he refers to as “so excellent as a king,” Hamlet calls
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2008 for the course ENGLISH RE ENC1101 taught by Professor Mrs.mccarthy during the Fall '06 term at UNF.

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Act 1,Scene ii-Hamlet - Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act 1, Scene...

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