From which soliloquy is Shakespeare's famous quote "To be or not to be"?
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy is found in 3.1-64.-98. Here, Hamlet is wondering both what it means to be alive, what revenge can truly accomplish, and whether or not he is brave enough to avenge his father's death. Here is the entire soliloquy:
To be, or not to be--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep--
No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir...
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