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William Shakespeare’s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy delivered by our lead character Hamlet is arguably the most popular soliloquy in all of literature, but is it? The question isn’t if it is the most popular in all of literature, but is it even a true soliloquy? Is it even original thought by Shakespeare? We will examine these questions in greater detail by scrutinizing articles written about these very topics and see if there is any validity to the claims. We will even look to the playwright himself, within his own work, to determine how he viewed the idea of the soliloquy.
Let us first examine a soliloquy, what it is now, what it was then, and how it has changed. James Hirsh opens
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of treason. Although it would be challenging for one to admit the location of their murdered victim, it would be an extremely noble response. Hamlet’s dishonesty may be relatively justifiable because he is human, however an admired king should be beyond human imperfections and always answer truthfully.
Hamlet’s characteristic of indecisiveness is the most prevalent in his famous “to be or not to be” (III, i, 67) soliloquy. In his speech, Hamlet struggles with his choices of living or committing suicide. He compares death to sleep when he exclaims, “by a sleep to say we end the heartache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to” (III, i, 61-64). At this moment, Hamlet longs to
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In perhaps the most quoted line in all of literature, "To be or not to be" (3.1, line 64), Hamlet contemplates suicide. Hamlet ponders whether he should simply end the sorrows of his life quickly, i.e. suicide, or continue his life and let fortune either alleviate these struggles or continue to add more sorrows.
When we last saw Hamlet, he cursed himself for his lack of resolve and action. He watched an actor weep and moan across the stage in grief for Hecuba, the fallen queen of Troy, whom the actor had no connection to. In the previous act, Hamlet's father appeared to him in the form of a ghost to tell Hamlet that Hamlet's uncle murdered his father then married Hamlet's mother, taking
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Theme: Hamlet is one of the most celebrated tragediesfilled with several different themes and isfull of varying imagery.I. IntroductionII. ThemesA. DeceptionB. RevengeC. Appearance vs. realityD. Ambition and powerE. Disease and poisonIII. DeathIV. ImageryA. MetaphorsB. SimilesC. ImagesV. Conclusion."To Be or Not To Be.'Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedies. Written in 1602 during the English civil war, it was first believed a lost tragedy by an unknown English author, found in a collection of stories. It was first written as poetry. The actual Castle Elsinore was not built until after the play was written. The text indicates the time and place through dialogue. The play
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. Rather than fixing things you are to play princess, along with your easy bake oven. For centuries society has quietly driven a complex into the hearts and minds of young girls, that you have to be pretty to succeed. In our time today you rarely see unattractive; politicians, movie stars, musicians, officials or entertainers. Anybody who is somebody these days has attractive physical qualities.
In Marge Piercy’s poem she states “ She was healthy, tested intelligent, possessed strong arms and back, abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity.”(Piercy 7-9) If a young lady possesses all of these things then why would she not feel that she was up to par? How could intelligence and capability
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that his work was already famous enough that many publishers knew his name. So many people could only know Shakespeare because he really did exist. Otherwise how would all of the records and dates of him be found stating certain things about him in his name?
Lastly, many conspiracies written about Shakespeare and about whether or not he was real make little to no sense. For example, a writer from Oxford, Keir Cutler, wrote an argument on the topic, he stated that Shakespeare had never left England. Now how would that ever in someone’s right mind actually make any sense? It doesn’t. William Shakespeare is known to be one of the best English writers of his time. He chose 1/3 of his play’s
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in the library and attempts to speak with him. Hamlet must know something is going on, because he talks in circles, leading Polonius to believe that Hamlet is truly nuts. Hamlet’s intends to make everyone think that he is crazy so they won’t suspect that he is really out to avenge his father’s death.
Ophelia waits for Hamlet to walk by and pretends to be reading a prayer book. Seeing this, Hamlet launches into his most famous soliloquies:
To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep –
No more – and by
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Tragic death plays a really big role in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Hamlet often considers death in many different perspectives, and definitely obsesses with the idea more so after his fathers’ death. Hamlet’s soliloquy is one of the most famous in literature, “To be or not to be, that is the question…” Hamlet’s dilemma is the pain of life that he must endure or the uncertainty of death. From the beginning of the play to the very last scene, the fascination between life and death plays a role throughout. Hamlet is troubled through the play after realizing that his uncle was the one who murdered his father and is now married to his mother. He wants to avenge Hamlet Sr. death and kill
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According to Merrion-Webster Inc. Dictionary, a doppelgänger is a double, an often ghostly or evil counterpart to a character. It comes from the German language, doppel- double + -gänger goer. It might be asked, "What does a doppelgänger have to do with a paper on Joseph Conrad?" The answer is a lot, especially if Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" is being discussed. In this short story, the two characters, the captain and Leggatt, share many similarities, as well as differences. When comparing the similarities and differences, they can be used to show the duality between the captain and Leggatt. Conrad used Leggatt as a doppelgänger to help the captain come terms with
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performed will make the audience full of tears and “makes mad the guilty and appeal the free.” In other words, the prince is saying how the reenactment of his father’s death in the play will make his uncle squirm in uncomfortableness. That way, Hamlet will have enough proof to be able to see if his uncle is guilty or not and therefore, won’t have any regrets or guilt about killing the man. Hamlet mentions how he wants to capture the conscious of the King and end his life.
The third soliloquy from the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare has the theme of life. Hamlet walks in and starts to question his life; whether it is better to be alive or dead. Hamlet continues to go on with when we
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Shakespeare's "To be, or not to be" speech can be interpreted in many different ways. In the Gibson, Jacobi, and Branagh versions, senses of depression, contemplation, and vengeance were conveyed. All of the emotions represented by the actors were appropriate, given the mental and physical states of Hamlet in the context of the play.In the Mel Gibson version, Hamlet was portrayed as a depressed and suicidal individual. He wore a black, leathery outfit, with a small dagger tied around the waist. The setting began with Hamlet descending through chiaroscuro into dark and gloomy catacombs, filled with skulls on the wall and a large sarcophagus. Gibson's gestures included walking through
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“the spirit that [he has] seen / May be the devil” (2.2.50) because he believes the devil may have tricked him by assuming “a pleasing shape” (2.2.50). However, Hamlet’s self-doubt quickly twists itself into stubborn resolution when the specter reminds him that “The serpent that did sting thy father's life / Now wears his crown.”
As Hamlet's disbelief morphs into a cold, disturbed reasoning, he develops a plan to feign insanity. He tells his friends that from then on, he will maintain “an antic disposition” (1.5.28) so as to not seem suspicious in his quest for revenge. The prince is so convincing as a madman that the king requests Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to find the cause of the
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, she is a woman who would always stick by her husband. Wanting the best for Macbeth, Lady Macbeth convinces her husband to kill the King, Duncan so that he can be the King. “Macbeth's virtue is problematic in that initially he seems courageous when on the attack in battle…excessive vice of boldness, and subsequently he fails to manifest courageous endurance and patience in clinging to the good” (Hibbs). She is not too hard-hearted because she dies literally of guilt.
Second, Lady Macbeth proves to have a weak heart when Miranda has the soft strong-willed heart. “This disease is beyond my practice: yet I have known those which have walked in their sleep who have died holily in their beds” (act
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, Scene 3). In this quote he is saying that he may need to help make himself become king. Lady Macbeth is also driven by the thought of coming into power, before they kill King Duncan, Lady Macbeth says, "Only look up clear, To alter favor ever is to fear. Leave all the rest to me."(Act 1, Scene 5). In these lines she is telling Macbeth that he does not need to worry, she will take care of all the planning to kill Duncan. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both have an internal struggle with whether or not they are making the right decisions, like killing Duncan to get into power or to let things just fall into place by fate.
In Macbeth, after the death of Duncan, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's characters
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Victor created a creature unknown to man. Everyone, including Victor was petrified of the creature. He was judged by his looks and not by his character. Even though the creature was hideous and horrific looking does not mean that he was an evil being. How can Victor create this creature and be afraid of him? The creature was not evil at all; he was just misunderstood and provoked to anger by his very own creator.
The creature did not kill for evil reasons. As I stated before, the creature was provoked to anger. The creature wanted was a female mate to accompany him so he would not be lonely anymore. The creature wanted another creature of his kind to complete him and fill in the holes that
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COMPANY POLICIESNotwithstanding the authorities vested in this "Company Policy Manual", the Managing Director, at his discretion, can transfer or change these authorities to suit specific situations.House RulesWe at LANtech wish to provide a healthy, safe and efficient workplace for all staff. As such it is our responsibility to have rules or codes of conduct which support this, with a fair and transparent disciplinary policy to underpin it.The following House Rules are intended to clarify what is and is not acceptable behavior. When in doubt, consider the impact your behavior could have on others or the company as a whole, or ask your Manager.These House Rules will be amended by the
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Even though antidepressants serve as a temporary relief for teens with depression, they should not be considered an effective treatment to cure depression due to the side effects, risk of addiction, and increase thoughts of suicide. “Teen depression is a serious condition that affects emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations, and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens” (Mayo Clinic). Depression does not discriminate; no matter what race, gender, or religion, depression can turn a person’s life upside down if they do not handle it correctly. “Depression usually starts between the ages of fifteen and thirty” (WebMD). Teen
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? / deny thy father and refuse thy name / or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, / and ill no longer be a Capulet” (2.2.33-36.). Juliet was willing to drop her whole life if Romeo were to get rid of his last name. If Romeo was unwilling, Juliet would be willing to drop her last name if he stated he loved Juliet. Juliet had just met Romeo, and would not hesitate to deny her family to be with him. This hasty decision led to a complication in which Juliet gets the idea of asking Romeo to marry her. Towards the end of the balcony scene, Juliet asks Romeo to marry her if he really does love her. Juliet proclaims:
If that thy bent of love be honorable
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dangerous risk. If this is so, why are the inventors of the derivatives not in jail? Financial innovations are not intrinsically flawed or meant to do harm to others. However, they are causing an invisible harm, since they create the illusion of unaccountability towards financial employees, meaning they do not have an obligatory responsibility when they malfunction.9 Hence, it was difficult to pin it on prominent financial figures, when the people do not have any control over the success of an innovation.
Arguably, the classical theory seems to be a favourable approach how Wall Street has avoided prosecution and punishment for the 2008 US financial crisis. White introduces classical theory as the
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offense. Until recently it did not exist in New York State but after new governor, George Pataki was elected he managed to bring it back. Since September 1, 1994 the death penalty law was in effect. And even though, as far as I know, there is no strong statistical evidence that the death penalty lowers the murder rate, many people were very happy with that decision. What they probably though was ' some people would not commit a murder, rape or another violent crime if they would know that they could get on a death row for that '.However, my personal opinion is that death penalty has to be justified on its own goodness, rather than by some pragmatic result it brings about. The governor and
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To Be or Not To Be In The Gang
Tyrone walks into Jefferson High School. To him, the world is out to get him. His folks recently divorced. His dad, the person he absolutely admired and respected, had cheated on his mom. His mom met someone new and she moved herself and the kids in with him. The new boyfriend is ok, but he tries too hard to be nice, and Tyrone wants his old family back together. To make matters even worse, his girlfriend of two years decided she couldn’t handle the long distance relationship. He feels his life has been very spurious.
During his 2nd period class, Tyrone bumps into Wayne, a very muscular, intimidating jock.
“Watch it,” says Wayne, pushing Tyrone
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from his own men. As mentioned on page 680, “Odysseus does not tell his men of Circe’s last prophecy--that he will be the only survivor of their long journey.” This suggests that Odysseus doesn’t bother to think about his men to tell him he’s going to be the only survivor. If he was one of the men, he would want to know if he wasn’t going to make it home alive. The character’s actions show the readers that he insensitive about his men and is only worrying about himself because the prophecy states he will be the only survivor. It is apparent that Odysseus expresses his inner non heroic trait due to the fact that he is lacks compassion for others and doesn’t show sympathy for any of his men
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Kava is an island country in the South Pacific. This island country Kava should be a paradise, but it is not. This country has been devastated by natural disasters such as Tidal waves, Tornadoes, Floods, Fires, Volcanic eruptions, Earthquakes, and HIV/Aids, Petroleum spills and it's a high risk for avian flu. The population is over 50% under the age of 15, and there are many different ethnic groups and religions that are currently in Kava. Since the adolescents are the majority of the population they need a safe place to escape to during hard times and a place that will build their personal skills and enhance their learning. With a place where these adolescents and their families can go to
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in Richard II thatsuggests Shakespeare disapproved of the way Richard ruledhis country. During the feud between Bolingbroke andMowbray, Richard makes a split second decision to bring theduel to a halt and suggests banishing the two from Englandinstead. Richard thoroughly contemplated his decision onlyto make himself look more appealing to the people ofEngland. If he halts and condemns the duel, he ispromoting peace, which is supported by all. His sentencefor Mowbray was to be banished from England forever butBolingbrokes sentence was only banishment for seven years.Richard knows that he must not anger the supporters ofBolingbroke, in fear that Bolingbroke is next in line asKing. Richard
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different things. More common uses range from carpooling and transporting multiple passengers to hauling outdoor recreational equipment. Moreover, "the automobile is the greatest symbol of American freedom" (466). A large part of this freedom is the independence that comes along with owning an automobile. Owning a Sport Utility Vehicle can and does greatly enhance this independence. These vehicles have the ability to go where small sports cars cannot. They have the ability to maneuver in and out of rough terrain without hesitation. And lastly, they have the ability to assist other vehicles that might be in need of the power that the SUV can provide.In Conclusion, both the pros and the cons of owing these vehicles present valid arguments, but given the strength of the pros when compared to the cons, I definitely side with the author of the article. As stated earlier, in my opinion the advantages of owning or even driving a Sport Utility Vehicle such as the Ford Explorer undoubtedly prevail over owning a sport compact such a Honda Civic.
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Home –Schooled or Not to Be?
Most parents hear the word “home-school” and conjure up many assumptions that are either false or overlooked at. The technology provided, as well as the teaching quality spent on home-schooled children requires a lot of time and effort from the parents; it is an act of dedication and total commitment. According to the Robinson Curriculum, the parents have “little personal time or time alone. If care is not taken to set aside time for yourself, it is easy to never have time alone. They are basically with their [children] 24/7” (The Robinson Curriculum). There are many positives as well as the negatives outlooks pertaining to “sheltering” kids from
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A hot topic that people have been analyzing lately is whether college athletes should be paid or not. There have been convincing facts from both sides on whether these college athletes should receive pay while in school performing at their specific athletic event.
There has been considerable controversy over the past years on whether or not National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes should be paid or not. Fans, players, and the board of the NCAA all have their separate beliefs on why or why not the athletes should be paid. These young athletes work their hardest on the fields and attract millions of fans and think money fans pay to watch them perform, can go to them. The
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time and effort needed to effectively and efficiently evaluate student learning.
Next, student flexibility is another benefit of having a uniform national curriculum. Providing national curriculum would stabilize learning for students and make it easier for them to adapt to changing schools if needed. There are thousands of students every year who move and change schools because their parents change jobs or they have parents in the military. A uniform national curriculum would greatly benefit these students because once they are enrolled in a new school; they would not be introduced to a new curriculum and coursework they have never seen before. Not having a uniform curriculum would put
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This does not mean that China is going to “buy back ” Taiwan with its money powers or military powers . Until 2013, it was estimated that China has invested only less than $800 million, much less than that of US and that of Taiwan to Mainland China, which is US $22.1 billion and US $129 billion respectively . Chinese investors are harshly censored when investing in Taiwan by many different forces, and any politically inclined investment is called to end immediately. Every investment that China has made goes through the inspection of US, and the US government will stop any attempt China has to “buy back” Taiwan. Thus Taiwan is under safe watch of different countries to avoid any illegal
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should have all the rights to do so. However, the fact might be that Taiwan shouldn’t be autonomous, and it is more beneficial to maintain the relationship or even develop a better relationship with Mainland China.
Taiwan has been self-governed since 1950, and it has enough experience to elect, run, and manage the country. However, it has never officially being independent before, and lack experience when handling problems without aid from its mother countries. On the world map almost everywhere, Taiwan is marked as an independent country and has its own land. The autonomy of Taiwan is almost default in the world, but the fact is that not all of Taiwanese people want to be separated from China
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exhibit, a parade, a rental canoe, or a cold lemonade.” (kirn). We are milking the expedition so us americans can make a profit out of something that failed for the most part. It is a waste of celebrating and is only making greedy people rich. We should not celebrate them just so we can make a profit we should celebrate them for something that actually matters.
some of you may be saying that Lewis and Clark should be celebrated for those reason i said they should not because it ‘helps the american populous understand what they did and what they had to face’. But that is not true you’ll learn about Lewis and Clark in school more than enough times. Every school teaches what they did. Some
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hands. The Disney production had long defined mens power over women and that has the greatest and worst influence we would like to see on our children today.Fairytales were made for adults. They were not to be shown to young children who still lack a sense of judging and were willing to accept anything that comes to them.Disneys Movies that deliver! The Best Disney movies new and old.http://www.viewpoints.com/Best-Disney-Movies-My-Top-Disney-Films-review-649c2Women, Race & Culturein Disney's movieshttp://www.newint.org/easier-english/Disney/diswomen.htmlBecause it was an opinion expression essay, our teacher was not strict on the citings or research. I brainstormed and organized the essay before I researched on it to confirm if my bias made sense
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The Moral Question in Hamlet's Soliloquy - To be or not to be...
"The major question in 'To be or not to be' cannot be suicide. If it were, as many have noted, it would be dramatically irrelevant. Hamlet is no longer sunk in the depths of melancholy, as he was in his first soliloquy. He has been roused to action and has just discovered how to test the Ghost's words. When we last saw him, only five minutes before, he was anticipating the night's performance, and in only a few moments we shall see him eagerly instructing the players and excitedly telling Horatio of his plan. To have him enter at this point debating whether or not to kill himself would be completely inconsistent with
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The text to be or not to be by William Shakespeare refers to the paradox of life and death. 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. This issue is developed throughout the poem were the action of thinking deals with the decision of; should I live or not and it certainly becomes an obstacle to make that decision. In that sense the poem transmits that the innate human quality of thinking is what makes us weak instead of being a useful tool to make right decisions. In other words, despite we can perceive a solution to our problems (death), we are
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DUniversity of PhoenixMGT/350August 31, 2009Decisions in Paradise: How To Be, or Not To Be - Part 1An upscale retirement property management group, Senior Resources Group (SRG), has agreed to establish a community in Kava. In this paper, I will discuss the difficulties foreseen, evaluate, analyze, and recommend new solutions. According to the Business Scenario, the success of establishing a resort style, assisted living community for seniors will be challenging. SRG has several properties which cater to seniors; providing a luxurious atmosphere and lifestyle, allowing seniors to remain active and still keep "the importance of personal respect and dignity." (SRG/HAWTHORN 2008) SRG remains
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The “To be or not to be” Soliloquy of Hamlet
Does the hero in Shakespeare’s Hamlet deliver a soliloquy that does not fit the dramatic context? Does the soliloquy suggest that suicide is imminent? This essay proposes to answer these and other questions relevant to the “To be or not to be” soliloquy.
Lawrence Danson in the essay “Tragic Alphabet” discusses the most famous of soliloquies as involving an “eternal dilemma”:
The problem of time’s discrediting effects upon human actions and intentions is what makes Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy eternal dilemma rather than fulfilled dialectic. Faced with the uncertainty of any action, an uncertainty that
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The “To be or not to be” Soliloquy in Hamlet
One soliloquy stands out above the others in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Of the seven soliloquies by the protagonist, the “To be or not to be” soliloquy is universally recognized as superior to the others. This essay considers this most famous soliloquy.
Marchette Chute in “The Story Told in Hamlet” describes just how close the hero is to suicide while reciting his most famous soliloquy:
Hamlet enters, desperate enough by this time to be thinking of suicide. It seems to him that it would be such a sure way of escape from torment, just to cease existing, and he gives the famous speech on suicide that has never
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Hamlet -- the “To be or not to be” Soliloquy
In William Shakespeare’s dramatic tragedy Hamlet the fourth of the seven soliloquies by the hero is generally considered exceptional and more famous than the others. This essay will examine and analyze this soliloquy, and explore the reasons for its fame.
This famous soliloquy manifests the expression of very deep and conflicting emotions. Ruth Nevo in “Acts III and IV: Problems of Text and Staging” explains the basic conflict within the hero’s most famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy:
Since we know what Hamlet’s obligatory task is, we cannot but register the possibility that the taking of arms and the
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The soliloquy that appears in Act 3 Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is easily one of the most popular speeches in English literature. It has been referenced to in Star Trek, Calvin and Hobbes and A Nightmare on Elm Street. However, this speech was not intended to be a lighthearted reference as indicated by Hamlet’s contemplative, philosophical, and bitter tones he uses while questioning the nature of life and death in this soliloquy.
To begin with, Hamlet starts off his speech asking, “Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune/ Or to take arms against a sea of troubles/ And by opposing end them” (Shakespeare 3.1.57-60). He wonders if he
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deterring Ophelia’s devoted love for him. The challenge of actually being with Hamlet is hard enough on the young woman, but added are the combination of forbidden and unrequited love and these have a devastating effect on Ophelia’s mental state. After being told that her social class is too low to be romantically involved with a prince, Polonius takes advantage of his daughter and uses her as a pawn to bring into question Hamlet’s sanity. Being emotionally weak, Ophelia begins to crack when Hamlet openly denies her love and claims to have never written any love letters to her. Hamlet truly breaks Ophelia’s heart when he says, “I loved you not,” (Shakespeare, p.69) and soon after “If
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There have been lots of views and opinions surrounding the arguments whether marijuana should be legalized and if tobacco should be made illegal. The reasons for marijuana not being legalized are similar to the reasons people want tobacco to become illegal. Only the danger that tobacco provides is more intense than the danger of marijuana.Marijuana's short-term effects include temporary problem with memory and problems with learning. It also causes temporary distorted perception (sounds, time, touch etc.), trouble thinking and solving problems. For some people smoking marijuana causes loss of motor coordination. But compare it to the short-term effect that tobacco produces.Tobacco's short
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So it is time to be honest, eating meat is an objectively bad idea. It’s more expensive than vegetable, it is linked to cancer and causes devastating crises in the modern world. But as a matter of the fact that for all the rational arguments against it, some of us just can’t give up our habits. Please just imagine the picture of a juicy steak just begging to be eaten. Here I will provide you some reasons not be a vegetarian.
On logical grounds, there is no compelling reason to argue that our bodies are designed for meat. Thanks to the miracles of evolution, we as humans would survive with a meat-free diet. But that doesn’t mean we’re natural vegetarians. According to some scientific
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King are good symbols of greed , which is present today more than ever. Slavery has been abolished, but there is still racism and that is why the connection between Jim and Huck is essential. It shows that all people , no matter what race or ethnic origin, can get along. When Huck is talking to Mary Jane it is noticeable that he really cares for Jim when Huck says that Mary should not tell the town about the frauds (Duke and King), not because of him but because "there'd be another person that you don't know about who'd be in big trouble"(236). It is obvious that Huck is talking about Jim , his friend and fellow escapee.There is much importance given to the character of Jim and the subject of
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In the past, the mention to have to write a paper for an assignment caused me to break out in a sweat or my mouth instantly dries, well it does not have that kind of effect on me anymore. The key to successfully completing the essay on time is getting to research the topic at hand as soon as possible or before the process of writing begins. The next step for me would be to find the argument and take a side. Moreover, picking a thesis statement through brainstorming the information I gathered for original ideas, so I can start my outline. This outline must consist of three basic parts to support the thesis. These parts are the introduction, body, and conclusion. Something that is often
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be effective or not. Opinions from both Max Soliven and Marichu Villanueva, both from the Philippines Star have its differences, and yet both look forward to the approval of the said bill.
Soliven's column strongly favors the anti-terrorism bill as is expresses by the line "This is why I say: we must have an anti-terrorism law. And the more teeth we put into it, the better." However, though he supports it, he sees the initial flaws of the plan, and concludes that due to more politics the bill will end up useless even if it is passed. He is really skeptic when it comes to the ability of our law makers to create a law that is both efficient and effective. Because of the issue of "human
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IntroductionIf world leaders had listened to Dennis Meadows when 'The Limits to Growth' was published in 1972, humanity might not be in the climate fix it's in today. Instead, the MIT professor's warnings to open society's eyes to the threats to sustainability, resource depletion and environmental damage were initially ridiculed. The efforts to show how policies could lead toward either sustainability or collapse were ignored as well.Politicians should have paid attention. Creating sustainable systems does not happen overnight. It requires looking ahead decades. But if you tell a society that it is addicted to growth and it will be better off giving it up, it would laugh at you.In 1972
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be the best . Either that person your with can be disrespectful of you or your things , or controlling of what you do like he/ she keeps telling you what to do all the time , and can even have abusive behavior . Abusive behavior is like domestic abuse which is hitting and fighting . Those can be all signs of an unhealthy relationship . Also those are the kind of relationships that people get in . The person that treats you different in those types of ways then he/she isn’t the one for you . For example , theres a girl and shes very sweet, nice, and respectful . Then theres a guy who doesn’t know what he wants in the future,and he’s just a bad guy . That girl ends up getting treated bad
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Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by everything, that you only want to send everything to hell? Have you ever felt that people dont care? Have you ever tried to be positive, but the news that everyone gives you are negative and you just cant cope with it? Have you ever tried to balance or at least have a social life while being great at school? Have you ever been able to accomplish this? Well I havent, but I have felt all of these. Sometimes being superwoman is not the best thing that could happen to you.I have been described as the superwoman of my class by many. I try to juggle my life, but sometimes I feel extremely lonely. Sometimes I feel secluded. Sometimes
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, they ask whether such acts result in negative consequences that might not be seen immediately. Finally, there is an issue as to whether attempts to control victimless crimes are, as a whole, more helpful or detrimental to the criminal justice system and society in terms of cost effectiveness.
In terms of my viewpoint, I stand with the people who believe that victimless crimes should not be decriminalized as I constantly question whether these crimes are truly victimless. As much as I believe that legalizing offenses like illicit drug use, euthanasia, prostitution, and gambling would help society in terms of cost effectiveness, I still believe such acts can cause more harm than what people
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Although not immediately seen as a likely success (Shippey), J.R.R. Tolkein’s original epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings flourished, and has had numerous adaptations for different mediums in the years following its publication. Not surprisingly, each one has had its criticism. In particular, deviations from canon – a term used to mean original story-line and accepted character history supported by the author’s writings – are among the worst “offenses” that can be made when pursuing an adaptation, according to those who refer to themselves as Tolkein “purists.” Such changes, they argue, substantially change the narrative and spirit of the original tale (Ruzin). But in each case, the