Hamlet Response Journal IIII

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Hamlet Response Journal III: Act 3 Anneliese Antonucci “To be or not to be? …To die, to sleep .To sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there’s a rub for in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled in moral coil ...There’s the respect that makes calamity of so long life.” Hamlet has now caught on to the truth about what really happened to his father. He is pretty distraught since he starts to question everything he knows. The main question that puzzles his mind is whether it is better to live or to die. He is acting suicidal. Living is the hard part, dying is easy. He questions what he stated previous seconds before by saying what if death is worse or better. The possibilities of an afterlife are unknown to him or current man. His conscience reasons with him that the possibility is not wroth the risk. Indicating he is close to jumping off a cliff (literally and figuratively) but he has some rational left to sustain him for the time being. “And thus the native hug of resolution is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought, and
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2009 for the course FYS 101 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Fall '08 term at Simons Rock.

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