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Hamlet

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Hamlet

    Hamlet

    To be, or not to be(to continue to live , or to die ) :that is the question,

    whethertis nobler in the mind to suffer

    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, (to be passive and let

    the cruel fortune inflict whatever injuries on meslingsare

    instruments for throwing stones or other missiles.) Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,

    And by opposing end them , (or like a warrior to take up arms and fight against numerous troubles and dies in the fighting and thus

    ends all the troubles in this life )

    To die , to sleep;

    No more(death is nothing more than a sleep); and by a sleep to say we end

    The heartache , and the thousand nutural shocks

    That flesh is heir to(attacks by nature which all human beings are bound to suffer ), tis a consummation(o final settlement of

    everything)

    Devoutly to be wished

    To die , to sleep .

    To sleep, perchance (perhaps )to dream: ay(yes), theres the

    rub(there is the difficulty. ) ;

    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil(relieved from the trouble of this life that have been wound us like coils) Must give us pause (make us hesitate). Theres the respect

    (consideration)

    That makes calamity of so long life;(so lasting )

    For who would bear the whips and scorns of time ,(the blows andd

    contempts we suffer in the world we live in) Ths oppressors wrong , the proud mans contumely,(rudeness ,

    insolence)

    The pangs of despised love,(love held in scorn) the laws delay,(the

    postponement of the lawsuits)

    The insolence of office,(the haughty and insulting behavious of the officials ) and the spurns(kicks)

    That patient merit of th unworthy takes,(the kicks that man of merit have patiently to endure at the hands of those who do not deserve

    respect)

    When he himself might his quietus make(end his own life .quietus is a legal term,meaning; settlement of account) With a bare bodkin?(with a mere dagger) who would fardels (burdens) bear,

    To grunt(groan)and sweat under a weary life,

    But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country(the unexplored country)from whose bourn

    No traveller returns, przzles the will(confounds the resolution to act), And makes us rather vear those ills we have Than fly to others(fly to other evils )that we know not of? Thus conscience(thinking,reflection,consciousness) does make cowards of us all,

    And thus the native hue of resolution

    Is sicklied oer with the pale cast of tought,(over the nutural colour of resolution,which is believed of red colour, is thrown the pale and

    sickly colour of reflection)

    And enterprises of great pitch and moment (of great importance and consequences . pitch is the highest point reached by a falcon)

    With this regard (on this account )their currents turn awry(turn aside

    their currents , deviate from their purpose ) And lose the name of action.(no longer can be put into action)

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