We all end up in the sameplace, dead.Thefuneral party comes in, and Hamlet recognizes "maimed rites",i.e., much of the era'snormal Christian burial service is eliminated becauseof the suspicion of suicide.
(Thus the gravediggercomes to stand for Hamlet's own mortality.)Hamlet asks about dead bodies, makes a four-way pun on theword "fine", and jokes about "chop-fallen" (in the livingit means frowning, but the skull has lost its "chop", i.e.,jawbone.) Loggits is the game we call horseshoes.
Focus on the ideas."Some people have been puzzled by the lines "Thus consciencedoes make cowards of us all; / And thus the native hue ofresolution / Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, /And enterprises of great pitch and moment / With this regard their currents turn awry / And lose the name of action."Not only is Hamlet talking about actual suicide -- he's alsotalking about "lifelong suicide" by doing nothing,choosing the easy passive approach to life.
Hamlet replies, "O God, I could be boundedin a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it notthat I have bad dreams." The friends continue to play on theidea that Hamlet's ambitious are being thwarted, sharing somecontemporary platitudes about the vanity of earthly ambitions.
Again we have the theme of the play -- Hamlet chooses NOT toignore the evil around him, though everybody else has, or pretends to have,a "good attitude" toward a terrible situationThe spies suggest Hamlet is simply too ambitious.
(V, i, 203)"
- Develops Hamlet as curious
- Hamlet really did love Ophelia
-Further reinforces that it was just a disposition
- Shows how Hamlet’s actions are ruled by emotion Death is A Waste of Life
-Hamlet’s character in act V contrasts his character from act III
- Once he sees how death treats people, he doesn’t complain about how bad life is
- Develops Hamlet’s philosophical nature
- Realizes he shouldn’t have joked about his father being forgotten
-Hamlet feels ashamed that he forgot about Yorick
- He hath bore me on/his back a thousand times, and now-how abhorred in my imagination it is.
Of course this doesn'trepresent how Hamlet thinks about Claudius (who he detestsfor lots of reasons), and it's hard to explain what this is doingin the play -- apart from the fact that it's very true-to-life.
The first soliloquy of the play, introduces the main theme for the rest of hamlet’s thoughts and actions, this soliloquy allows the audience to understand hamlets inner thoughts that are repetitive throughout the play.
Hamlet found out through the ghost, which was his father, that the king killed him: Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forgèd process of my death Rankly abused: but know, thou noble youth, The serpe...
Waste of Life -King Hamlet was robbed of his life, cheated -Hamlet is inactive because of his father’s death.
-Hamlet admires his father and sees his father’s death as a waste of life.
-“‘A was a man, take him for all in all; I shall not look upon his like again.” - Hamlet Setting
-death and uncertainty
-dark and dismal "Rot"
-"Something is rotten..."
- Hamlet's garden
- King Hamlet's death Ophelia
-Lack of closure King Hamlet
-Killed in the midst of his sins
-Tormented ghost -Little value Hamlet has of life in the "to be or not to be" soliloquy, his wish to die -Hamlet acting mad towards Polonius, starting to
value his life -Hamlet feels awful about forgetting Yorick in
his death-- he believes people are forgotten
after death -Realizes his love for Ophelia after
she dies; Love helps him realize
that death is wasting life He begins to see death as a release of life for himself.
(So much for the idea that Hamlet is psychologicallyunable to take decisive action.) Hamlet says, "My fate criesout", i.e., that he's going to his destiny.
Hamlet Death as a Release from Life - It's a release from life through the to be or not to be speech.
- It is shown through Ophelia's death because she is released from her insanity.
-Also shown through Claudius' death.
Corruption in the Grave Hamlet's Action and Inaction Hamlet’s inaction and action related to the deaths of the other characters.
The play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is primarily a tragedy of revenge as the characters Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras all seek vengeance for their fathers' deaths, which leads to chaos....
Ophelia’s death symbolizes a life spent passively tolerating Hamlet’s manipulations and the restrictions imposed by those around her, while struggling to maintain the last shred of her dignity.