Hamlet Analysis 1

Hamlet Analysis 1 - Ryan Pool Mrs Seale English IV 11 Jan...

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Ryan Pool Mrs. Seale English IV 11 Jan 2011 Hamlet Analysis Upon reading the first line “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt” one might think the passage focuses on death. Upon completing the passage, the reader learns that the passage discusses the issues of life and death. Hamlet uses this soliloquy to discuss the unbearable pains of his life. Hamlet also voices out against his mother’s incestuous marriage to his uncle, Claudius, following the too recent death of his father, Hamlet. Shakespeare incorporates numerous literary elements into this passage. For example, Shakespeare makes several allusions to literature such as a reference to “Hercules in line 25 and “Niobe” in line 21. Shakespeare relies heavily on repetition, such as the repetition the word “too” in line 1 and the redundancy of the phrase “O God!” in line 4, in order to emphasize Hamlet’s deep emotional conflicts. Shakespeare uses an apostrophe in line 18 when he says, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” This apostrophe
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