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Unformatted text preview: accepted as the turning point in Hamlets characterization, as it shows how Hamlet has lost the will to live, but the fear of death and the after life cause him to pause and respect the unknown an live on . The lines of the speech are riddled with commas, which force the actors to slow, or pause, their speech, which reinforces the meter Shakespeare, wanted for the verse . There are also dashes in the verse that serve the same purpose, but with stronger force . He also uses semi-colons to achieve the same result ....
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- Fall '08
- Hamlet, Hamlet