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Posted February 3, 2010 at 12:04 PM via web

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What is soliloquy in Hamlet?

what is soliloquy in hamlet

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 3, 2010 at 10:23 PM (Answer #1)

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 Soliloquies help accentuate character traits and give the audience the illusion that a character is sharing their complex inner thoughts with them. Without the use of soliloquy it would be hard for audience to understand the feelings and thoughts which the character is trying to convey. Shakespeare often used soliloquies in his plays and there are several soliloquies in Hamlet, but the most famous one begins with "To be or not to be:that is the question" in which the character of Hamlet is questioning the righteousness of life over death in moral terms.

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Posted February 4, 2010 at 4:48 AM (Answer #2)

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