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Unformatted text preview: he could settle everything himself with a mere dagger? He is basically trying to convey the point of: why should someone go through their life with such obstacles and suffering and seeing no hope, when they could just end it all with a dagger to their heart and be with God forever? By Hamlet saying that, he wants to believe he would do that, but I think his love for Ophelia is actually very strong and he is scared of the afterlife. Hamlet refers to death as the unexplored country from whose territory no traveler returns. This exemplifies the fear and question he has regarding the afterlife. I believe Hamlet is trying to show us how he feels about the world being a miserable place full of despair, and being unsure and hesitant of the thought of killing himself....
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- Spring '08
- Hamlet, Hamlet, Ophelia