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Unformatted text preview: Susan Wang Ms. Ryan AP Literature and Composition 29 October 2008 Hamlet Shakespeares usage of imagery on the question of life or death portrays Hamlets sophisticated knowledge. Struggling between whether or not revenge shall be taken upon Claudius causes Hamlet to constantly doubt his decisions. He questions if he should intake the slings and arrows or end the sea of troubles once and for all. Imagery vividly depicts how Hamlets dilemmas are as vast as the sea and can shoot him down until he is dead. Hamlet understands that such problems are not to be dealt with lightly. Thus, he examines both sides of the situation, where there are positives and negatives for each of the two solutions. This illustrates him as a vigilant adult with a mature mind. He then explores the topic of sleep, and its connection with death. Hamlet does not know what dreams death may bring, for death is an eternal sleep. His fear for the unknown resembles the basic characteristics of any human being eternal sleep....
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