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Soliloquies are a form of monolog where the person is speaking without interruption and is normally speaking to no-one but themselves.  Hamlet has had seven soliloquies in this play in which he slowly reveals his own perspective.  Soliloquies are important to the story through the medium of a play because they provide the chance to tell the audience specific pieces of information which cannot be announced through a normal conversation.  Each of hamlets soliloquies reveal hamlets inner thoughts and regrets while slowly advances the play’s plot while creating an atmosphere for the senses to come.

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The first soliloquy which Hamlet conveys gives the readers their opening glance at Hamlet’s character.  In his first quote of the soliloquy, Hamlets states “O that this too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!” which simply means he doesn’t want to exist anymore which right of the bat tells us that Hamlet is experiencing thoughts of suicide or is leading up to it.  Then refers world as “an unweeded garden” where things are rank and gross. he directly speaks about how he longs for suicide but cannot because of his beliefs.  The main reason for hamlets depressed state is because of his mother’s quick remarriage  “It is not, nor it cannot come to good”, this quote refers to the marriage of the late king Hamlet’s brother and young Hamlet’s mother (I, ii, 163.  For time to not even pass by two months and the wife has already moved on and to be married too no less the brother of her former husband, Hamlet disapproved of this incestuous affair.  Hamlet later compares both kings to Hyperion to a satyr (old King Hamlet being Hyperion and King Claudius being a satyr) suggesting that Claudius cannot and will not ever be able to be the man that old King Hamlet was (I, ii, 145).  Not much about his character has been revealed yet, but Hamlet experiences feelings of anger, resentment, and grief in the so far in the slow reveal of his inner identity.

Hamlet’s second soliloquy takes place when old King Hamlet’s ghost disappeared.  What brought on the second soliloquy was when the ghost told hamlet about how hamlet’s father death wasn’t an accident but was a murder. this infuriated hamlet and at the same time left him confused. as hamlet  try to get his head wrapped around this he states “Now to my word … I have sworn it”, he is letting the audience know that he will avenge his father’s death so he creates an atmosphere of anticipation to keep the audience wondering how will he get revenge for his father (I, v, 116-119).  Hamlet learned the truth about his father’s death, which puts hamlet in a vengeful state and began to plot against his uncle.  In this soliloquy Hamlet is thrown into the ring with the truth and is fighting it, Hamlet knows the truth but doesn’t completely believes in it. Hamlet then become driven to find out if what the ghost had told him was the truth and how he would finish the job the ghost set him out for, this soliloquy was important because of what the ghost says before it, it created an atmosphere because Hamlet repeats the last words the ghost had told him, “Adieu, adieu, remember me” (I, v, 118). This line is important because the ghost does not want to be forgotten and Hamlet does not want to forget him. The reoccurrence makes the audience realize the importance of this line because the ghost wants his true story to be told and he wishes to be remembered as a hero and as someone who was wronged.