11 June, 2018
Assignment 2: Soliloquy Analysis
Soliloquy : Act I, Scene ii "Oh, that this too too solid flesh" – Hamlet is at court, and it is noted that he is still grieving his father and wears all black.
This speech of Hamlet is taken from the first Soliloquy. The context is the death of King Hamlet, his father. After his death, Queen Gertrude and King Claudius ask Hamlet to forget the despair in open court so that they can move on with the reign of empire. In their opinion, Hamlet has as of now adequately lamented and grieved for his dad. Before the talk, they announced their marriage and asked Hamlet to accept things. The reason is that court is not a suitable place to show unnecessary sorrow. This declaration sends Hamlet into a more emotional and frustrated condition, and motivates the soliloquy that takes after.
The death of Hamlet’s father was not the only significant thing that moved Hamlet. Rather Queen Gertrude declared her marriage with King Claudius, and not even one month has passed the death of his first king husband. Hamlet shows his disappointment and puts forward that even a beast would have grieved somewhat more. King Claudius was King Hamlet’s younger brother, and Hamlet was even more shocked by the fact that his mother was marrying him.
This soliloquy demonstrates Hamlet’s countless love for his deceased father king Hamlet. Hamlet believed that king was not only a loving father but also an ideal husband. In the court, Hamlet wanted to stress and show to people that his mother Queen Gertrude’s decision to marry Claudius without giving enough time to settle things is not a good idea. Hamlet sh...