Soliloquies in Hamlet | Instant Homework Help
The work is to be 4 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. At the beginning of Act IV, Hamlet is informed by the Captain that the Norwegian Army under the command of Prince Fortinbras is going to invade some parts of Poland. When Hamlet asks the Captain about the reason of the conflict, he informs that the Norwegian Army is going to occupy some insignificant parts of Poland just for the credit that the Norwegians are mightier, as the Captain replies: Truly to speak, and with no addition, / We go to gain a little patch of ground /That hath in it no profit but the name. /To pay five ducats, five, I would not farm it (Shakespeare Act 4 Sc IV, Line 18-21). At this point, noble-hearted, Hamlet thinks over the notoriety and viciousness of man who never hesitates to cause bloodshed for namesake. Indeed, this news evokes this soliloquy of Hamlet. In this soliloquy, Hamlet starts to brood over the reason for his revenge. He thinks that in comparison with the mere cause behind the Norwegian Armys attack on Poland, his reason to seek revenge on his fathers murderer is far stronger. He rebukes himself for delaying the revenge. but at the same time, he admits that he cannot ignore his duty to be sure of that Claudius is the real murderer of his father. This soliloquy reveals a great deal of Hamlets nature.