hamlet icw.pdf - Matilde Eckford Death is Inevitable In Shakespeares Hamlet the character Hamlet struggles immensely with grief after his father dies

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Matilde Eckford Death is Inevitable In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the character Hamlet struggles immensely with grief after his father dies and his mother quickly remarries. Additionally, Hamlet’s rocky relationship with Ophelia puts further strain on his mental stability. Hamlet becomes the subject of scorn amongst the characters around him for his erratic and grief-stricken behavior. Eventually, the pain becomes far too large to bear. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet's soliloquy in Act 3 uses dark diction, hypotheticals, and metaphors to ponder whether it is worthwhile to kill himself or continue living a life of misery. From lines 65 to 96, Hamlet uses a lot of diction that represents his current state of mind. He uses words such as “suffer,” “troubles,” “end,” “heartache,” “calamity,” “scorn,” “despised,” “spurns,” “pangs,” “unworthy,” “weary,” “dread,” and “sicklied. All of these words represent unhappiness. The words “heartache,” “pangs,” and “sicklied,” can refer to the physical unhappiness that Hamlet is experiencing. Each of these words refer to a physical pain or illness that can be felt somewhere on the body. The words “suffer,” “troubles,” “calamity,” “weary,” and “dread” represent Hamlet's metaphorical pain. Rather than feeling these literally affect his body like an illness or injury, these words express the various distressing emotions that Hamlet is feeling. The words “scorn,” “despised,” “spurns,” and “unworthy,” represent how Hamlet thinks
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