Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face? When he is drunk asleep; or in his rage; Or in th' incestuous pleasure of his bed; At gaming, swearing, or about some act That has no relish of salvation in't- Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven, And that his soul may be as damn'd and black As hell, whereto it goes. O limed soul, that, struggling to be free, Art more engag'd! See also A Midsummer Night's Dream 2. The themes of the play are dreams and reality, love and magic. Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent. Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge. So, as a painted tyrant, Pyrrhus stood, And, like a neutral to his will and matter, Did nothing. The links above lead to a complete list of Shakespeare's Monologues.
But his behavior toward Ophelia is both self-destructive and fraught with emotional intensity. My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites- How in my words somever she be shent, To give them seals never, my soul, consent! Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! This heavy-headed revel east and west Makes us traduc'd and tax'd of other nations; They clip us drunkards and with swinish phrase Soil our addition; and indeed it takes From our achievements, though perform'd at height, The pith and marrow of our attribute. You jig, you amble, and you lisp; you nickname God's creatures and make your wantonness your ignorance. From this point on, Hamlet declares that he will have bloody thoughts. Monologue Text One woe doth tread upon another's heel, So fast they follow.
These hands are not more like. One scene of it comes near the circumstance, Which I have told thee, of my father's death. Hamlet addresses her as Nymph, a courtly salutation common in the Renaissance 1. It is not nor it cannot come to good: But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show Virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
Now follows, that you know, young Fortinbras, Holding a weak supposal of our worth, Or thinking by our late dear brother's death Our state to be disjoint and out of frame, Colleagued with this dream of his advantage, He hath not fail'd to pester us with message Importing the surrender of those lands Lost by his father, with all bands of law, To our most valiant brother. However, if Hamlet enters the scene suspecting that he is being watched, it casts the entire scene in a different light. There is no shuffling; there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell'd, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. Every decision is premeditated and that is why we are uncapable of taking action. First, her father slain; Next, your son gone, and he most violent author Of his own just remove; the people muddied, Thick and and unwholesome in their thoughts and whispers For good Polonius' death, and we have done but greenly In hugger-mugger to inter him; poor Ophelia Divided from herself and her fair judgment, Without the which we are pictures or mere beasts; Last, and as much containing as all these, Her brother is in secret come from France; Feeds on his wonder, keeps, himself in clouds, And wants not buzzers to infect his ear With pestilent speeches of his father's death, Wherein necessity, of matter beggar'd, Will nothing stick our person to arraign In ear and ear. He suppresses his natural instincts, his emotions, and trusts only in the power of his intelligence.
Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may play the fool nowhere but in's own house. Through vows and promises, Hamlet's oral reaction to the King's request exposes his full will for revenge. He also can not choose between murdering Claudius or not. A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He uses the pronouns we and us, the indefinite who, the impersonal infinitive. Where joy most revels, grief doth most lament; Grief joys, joy grieves, on slender accident. Besides, I believe that this reasoning of human thought as an obstacle when it comes to make a decision, applies to our daily life; We give up opportunities because we take a long time thinking, and that certainly is a huge obstacle to clarify our minds and make the right determination.
I say, we will have no moe marriages. Sleeping within my orchard, My custom always of the afternoon, Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole With juice of cursed hebona in a vial, And in the porches of my ears did pour The leperous distilment, whose effect Holds such an enmity with blood of man That swift as quicksilver it courses through The natural gates and alleys of the body, And with a sudden vigor it doth posset And curd, like eager droppings into milk, The thin and wholesome blood. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee. Now, sir, young Fortinbras, Of unimproved mettle hot and full, Hath in the skirts of Norway, here and there, Shark'd up a list of lawless resolutes, For food and diet, to some enterprise That hath a stomach in't; which is no other, As it doth well appear unto our state, But to recover of us, by strong hand And terms compulsatory, those foresaid lands So by his father lost; and this, I take it, Is the main motive of our preparations, The source of this our watch, and the chief head Of this post-haste and romage in the land. Well may it sort that this portentous figure Comes armed through our watch, so like the King That was and is the question of these wars. Horatio - Two nights together had these gentlemen Marcellus and Bernardo on their watch In the dead vast and middle of the night Been thus encount'red. It is popular because of the way Shakespeare uses Hamlet to show the complexity of the human mind is.
If thou didst ever thy dear father love, Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder. Who would these fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death- The undiscover'd country, from whose bourn No traveller returns- puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? As a result of this Hamlet resolves to set a trap for Claudius, in which he will watch a play that has a scene closely resembling the murder of Old King Hamlet. Hamlet thinks about how is. Mistaking him for Claudius, Hamlet stabs Polonius to death. For instance, when Hamlet encounters his father's ghost, he does not believe it is his father—even though he has an emotional reaction upon seeing it. Women were not believed to be rational and intelligent human beings.
Living is a passive state; dying is an active state. For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of th' unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? He starts the poem by questioning himself: is it worth to exist or not, and by existing he is referring to the human ability of thinking; in the sense of: I exist because I can think. The underlying theme remains Hamlet's inaction and his frustration at his own weaknesses. Evidence of his uncertainty and over thinking is not only shown in this speech, but it also can be referenced in other important parts of the play. Besides, I believe that this reasoning of human thought as an obstacle when it comes to make a decision, applies to our daily life; We give up opportunities because we take a long time thinking, and that certainly is a huge obstacle to clarify our minds and make the right determination. The consequence for taking his own life to escape his troubles could be even worse troubles in the next life. Then if he says he loves you, It fits your wisdom so far to believe it As he in his particular act and place May give his saying deed; which is no further Than the main voice of Denmark goes withal.
The soliloquy brings the extent of Hamlet's anguish into sharp focus and gives a penetrating insight into his thoughts on life, death and the afterlife. The dram of e'il Doth all the noble substance often dout To his own scandal. Look to't, I charge you. We do know that Ophelia is torn between two contradictory poles. And how easy that seems.
Hamlet is a great play for finding monologues. But break my heart, for I must hold my tongue! A villain kills my father; and for that I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; As stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. This is also a speech that explores the idea of consequence. Many people feel at some point that their lives are not worth living. Because of this, Hamlet has become a classic.