U3_Assignment_2_Soliloquy_Analysis - Soliloquy Analysis \u201cO what a rogue and peasant slave am I!\u201d(Shakespeare 2.2.577 Modern Translation \u201cOh I am

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Soliloquy Analysis “O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” (Shakespeare 2.2.577) Modern Translation : “Oh, I am such a lowlife, just a poor slave” Hamlet makes this statement just after the plays are done and he is alone. Rogue means dishonest, peasant means naive or idiotic, slave means a person who belongs to another person or bunch of people and must always follow their biddings. With all of this in mind, Hamlet is stating that he’s dishonest, naïve, and property to King Claudius. Hamlet is especially upset because King Hamlet’s ghost told him he must take revenge on King Claudius and Hamlet is in fact very motivated to do so, but many things are holding him back. One of these being that Hamlet thinks more so than takes action and is too worried to actually carry out the revenge attack on King Claudius. He’s
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