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He claims that he would commit suicide because life is so painful, but God considers it a sin to commit suicide. God shoots down the enemy of self-slaughter; therefore, it is evidently against religion and God for Hamlet to commit suicide. Act 2 Commentary Hamlet is feigning madness because he believes that Claudius knows his plan of potentially killing him.
Polonius, an ally of Claudius, is assigned eventually, along with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to kill Hamlet. However, in this scene, Hamlet is acting mad and insulting Polonius, but Polonius knows this is an act. When Hamlet says this, he implies that he prefers death to life, and there is nothing he would more willingly part with.
Hamlet could have said this because he is trying to convince Polonius that he is crazy, or that Hamlet actually does want to die. Act 3 Commentary Hamlet ponders whether or not to take his life. He is faced with the difficult decision of enduring the struggles of life or to take his life and risk entering the unknown afterlife. Act 4 Commentary Ophelia knows what she is at the moment but does not know what she will be.
The future is unexpected according to Ophelia. She believes that although one knows his current self being, that individual will never be aware what life may predict. The unexpected future will forever remain a mystery; however, the hunger to know can never be fulfilled. Once you have achieved something that you have aspired, you begin to pursue or crave another task for your future. Therefore you will never be satisfied.
Act 5 Commentary Everybody has a destiny that is decided by God. Hamlet concludes that everyone is condemned to die at some point in time. Hamlet is addressing the audience because death is inevitable, and it applies to everyone. A lot of people have different beliefs as to what the values in life are.
Some think its money, although they don't want to seem facile, so they keep it to themselves. Some believe its school and education altogether that helps us find value. Others think its being able to find yourself and decide what you want to do with your own individual thought.
Is there any value in life if you live a constant cycle? Spinning into the routine you call life, knowing what is going to happen. The thought of it devours my mind into a state of fear that only makes me hope and pray I don't become like the average person. Having been in New York City before, I have been able to catch a glimpse of people who don't look like it, but act like it. Just heading to work in their suits and ties. They walk so stiffly that its hard to imagine that they actually have a sense of thought.
They have families to feed, of course, but thats why you cannot throw all the blame on them. The employers also play a role in desensitizing our right side of our brains to become so much like our left side. The creativity is lost, along with yourself. Please, a message to all of you teenagers.
Never lose the kid in yourself, because thats where all the imagination derives from. Thats where the gleam of hope lies, hibernating in your souls. Just let it out. I have overcome the world. Which of your works would you like to tell your friends about? These links will automatically appear in your email. If you have a suggestion about this website or are experiencing a problem with it, or if you need to report abuse on the site, please let us know.
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In an essay, discuss a critical aspect to how you value life. Use evidence to support your idea. The evidence should be from your personal experience and observations, AND textual evidence from at least one of the readings from your reader and from the play Hamlet.
But unlike a diamond, life should not have a set value. We can take a look at the moral issues of whether or not there should be a financial value for a life, how illness can impact the value of life, and finally examine the flaws in the criteria for a monetary value of a life that is already established.
In excerpts from radically different view points from the optimistic words of Lance Armstrong to the pessimistic outlook of Hamlet, the tragic account events of 9/11, to the cold calculus of the Human Life Value Calculator" readers are provided with prime individualistic examples on such thought provoking questions as these. THE VALUE OF LIFE – SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAYS CSU Expo sitory Reading and Writing Course | 2 of September 11, , the federal government started a federal fund to help the victims and families of victims of the attacks.
Hamlet: An Instrument of Life - Hamlet's Contribution To the Play Name: Philip Tome Teacher: Mrs. Hastings Course: ENG-4A1 Due Date: Monday, December 2, Samuel Johnson writes "Hamlet is through the piece rather an instrument than an agent." This statement is . Below is an essay on "Hamlet's Value Of Life" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples. In the tragedy of Hamlet, Hamlet gains trust in his father when he confides in him that Claudius is the murderer.