Some Quick Thoughts on Hamlet

“To be or not to be, that is the question.”

Does Hamlet pose this question as someone who is sincerely curious for an answer; or a former optimist metamorphosed towards an existential ideology harboring an ever-increasing discontent at the world. He had very strong convictions about revenging his father’s death, so much so much so that he ultimately forgoes regard for his own life. It could be argued he decides neither for nor against his infamous enigma, but rather the surrendering to circumstances in which he has no control. A good lesson to take from this tragedy is that it’s not feasible for one person to right the wrongs of everyone else. We have to use discretion and understand that although some have done us injury, attempting to get even could start a chain-reaction that leads to a dismal end. “Let be.”


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