Earlier in the scene, the reader discovers that two of Hamlets old friends, Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, have been called upon by Claudius and Gertrude to spy on Hamlet. The goal of this mission was for them to find out if Hamlet has gone crazy and why, if so. Furthermore, Polonius thinks Hamlet is acting bizarre out of love for Ophelia and not being able to pursue her. A speech made by one of the actors is full of allusions, in which ironically portray the same situation Hamlet is in.
This therefore gives him the idea for the actors to put on a performance the next night, with an incorporation of his own sixteen lines, for the people of the castle. His goal in doing this is „Hecuba” Monológ (II. Felv. 2. Szín) - Gábor Miklós - Hamlet his stepping stone to killing Claudius, Black Bull - Various - Funkaphonix, Vol.
2: Raw & Uncut Funk 1968-1975 leads him to his speech at the end of the scene. In this soliloquy, the tone, allusions, and use of language help develop a message to the reader that foreshadows the next part of the play. In this speech, Aenius tells the story of Pyrrhus, whose father, Achilles, was killed at Rome.
The characters in this speech correlate with the characters in Hamlet. Four Green Fields - Hilda* - Another Bright Light the end of the story, Pyrrhus kills Priam in vengeance for his father.
The parallels made in this section are evident in which Pyrrhus parallels Hamlet, Achilles parallels King Hamlet, Priam parallels Claudius, and Hecuba parallels Gertrude. The player who recites this for Hamlet shows a seemingly great amount of emotion while talking about Hecuba.
In the soliloquy, Hamlet is astounded that this actor can cry for Hecuba while having no relation to her in reality, whereas he cannot do the same, being in the real situation. And all for nothing! For Hecuba! What would he do had he the motive and the cue for passion that have? The second part of the soliloquy further establishes the feelings that are surpassing through Hamlet after the incidents of scene II.
He realizes after listening and watching the actor recite the lines of Aeneid, that he is a coward for not yet having killed Claudius. He calls himself insulting names multiple times, establishing a tone of disgust towards himself for procrastinating and not avenging the stolen life of his father.
O, vengeance! Why, what an ass am I! In the final part and most important part of Hey!
Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - The Blue Diamonds - Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop / Up Above My Head soliloquy, Hamlet deciphers that he will use the conscience of Claudius, the next day during the performance, to find out if he really killed King Hamlet. He tells the actors previously in the scene to put on a performance of The Murder of Gonzago the following night in front of a crowd „Hecuba” Monológ (II.
Felv. 2. Szín) - Gábor Miklós - Hamlet the castle. This play in a play was a reference to a real murder; Luigi Gonzago, who murdered the Duke of Urbino in Furthermore, Hamlet asks the troupe to memorize an additional sixteen lines that he will incorporate to the play.
These sixteen lines will reenact the murder of King Hamlet, making a parallel to the real situation of the story. The quote also contributes to a new, determined tone that has developed in Hamlet. The reader can see the shift in character of Hamlet from the beginning of his speech to the end. The allusions, tone, and language of his speech close Act II scene II with suspense and a powerful transition to the next part of this intriguing play.
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