Hamlet Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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How is the use of imagery in the four soliloquies used to show Hamlet's character development over the course of the play?

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I think there are two elements of imagery that you could point towards Hamlet 's character development. First, you have "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" argument. In the examples below, there is imagery of rotting nature that illustrate that his own heart is being torn out. Secondly, you have the fact that he can't speak about the problems he has found and that he can't act.  I've included samples from each of four...

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