Diante Hardy Hardy 1
Mr. Nerney
AP English
22 February 2017
Hamlet's soliloquy from Act IV, Scene IV encompasses the larger themes and truths within the story by him observing. Hamlet's soliloquy as he observes the Norwegian soldiers heading for Poland represents Hamlet's turning point: "What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed? Now, whether it be Bestial oblivion or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on th'event — a thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom and three parts coward — I do not know Why yet I live to say 'This thing's to do,' Sith I have cause, and will, and strength, and means to do't ."
Hamle t finally realizes that his job to revenge is so great that the end must explain what he means . He ca n no longer escape his harsh realities. Up until now, the consequences of the murder he must commit worried him, and he thought "too precise ly on th'event ." In trying to understand the willingness of the Norwegian soldiers to lay down their lives for a piece of land ag ainst his own inability to act, motivated by a job, he sees that he has let it go long enough. This soliloquy rep resents Hamlet's last fight and explanation with words.
The first section of his soliloquy basically identifies his mission; his revenge. Hamlet says everythi ng that he comes across results in him ending up resorting to revenge. "How all occasions do inform against me… and spur my dull revenge."