How All Occasions Do Inform Against Me

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Angelina Lato 11/06/09 ENGL 2148 sect 5 How All Occasions Do Inform Against Me In  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  Shakespeare does something different than his  other plays and applies complex feelings to a character. He gives Hamlet the chance to  speak every thought straight forward. In Hamlet’s soliloquy “How all occasions do  inform against me” (IV.iv. 33-67) Shakespeare allows Hamlet to express concerns  about his cowardice, something that is not seen or at least mentioned in men of this  time. Shakespeare shows us a man torn between the honorable action to take and the  actual action he chooses. Even Hamlet sees that men of less nobler blood die for  nothing more than a piece of land, while he will not avenge his father’s, a King’s,  death. Throughout not only  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  but this particular soliloquy  Shakespeare makes it very evident that Hamlet does not fit a particular mold of the  expected man. During this time period in history men were expected to rise to their  called occasions and do what was asked of them.  “A thought which, quartered, hath 
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