In "Hamlet", in Act 1 Scene 2, Hamlet's soliloquy gives insight to his mood.  Discuss his mood by making reference to his choice of words?   

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He starts off by expressing depressed thoughts, even suicidal ones:

"O, that this too too solid flesh would melt thaw and resolve itself into a dew!".

He is so sunk in depression that nothing in the world seems of interest or joy:

"How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable, seem to me all the uses of this world!"

He then turns to cynicism; he feels the world is filled with evil:

"'tis an unweeded garden, that grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature possess it merely."

After this, his mood changes to a very bitter, hateful mood as he expresses his distaste with his mother's "o'er hasty" marriage.  He recalls the love she had for his father, saying bitterly, "Must I remember?...Let me not think on't."  He is so disgusted that he doesn't even want to think about it.  He vents anger as he rails, "Frailty, thy name is woman."  His bitterness towards this act is expressed as he labels it "unrighteous...wicked...incestuous."

All of his depression and anger lead him to feel that his heart is broken:  "But break, my heart".  It's a pretty depressing and angry soliloquy; his father's death and mother's marriage really have thrown him for a loop, and left him with some serious issues that he takes the entire play to resolve, if he does at all.