"To be or not to be that is the question." Comment.

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This brief quotation and the surrounding soliloquy has long struck viewers and readers as profound because it spells out humanity's existential dilemma so directly and profoundly. We all have to answer the challenge, the question, the dilemma that is existence, and we have to say yes or no—but either answer has its price.

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