Friday, October 18, 2013

Value of Life

Activity #11

1. The big issue in Hamlets soliloquy is the argument going on in his head between deciding to live on, in a world he finds cruel, or deciding to commit suicide to ease the heartache and pain that he had tried to endure.

2. He claims that life is not worth living. He makes it seem as though the only thing holding him back from committing suicide is the fear of not knowing what happens after you die.

3. I think his claim was very wrong. Life is always worth living if you make it worth it. At the end of the day you decide whether you look back on your day positively or negatively. The value of life is decided by one's own opinion. His opinion was a negative one.

Activity #13

1. Title: Hamlets Soliloquy
    Author: Shakespeare
    Genre: Play

2. The texts big issue is deciding between life and death, and not only deciding death but overcoming the fear of what is to come after death.

3.  The text claims that he sees life as a ominous and torturous thing. He hates living and feels as though the world is an extremely cruel place.

4. Text that proves the claim:
    "For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
     The Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely,
     The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
     The insolence of Office, and the Spurns"

5. The texts claim is both right and wrong in my opinion. I agree with the fact that it is scary not to know what is to come after death but i disagree when hamlet makes life out to be not worth living. Only he decides what is life is gonna be like. If he wanted to be happy he could turn the negatives into positives.

 6. In my life  try to be as positive as possible, but at the same time i keep mind that sometime things wont work out the way I would like the to. I make it so that I can go through life without dwelling on my past and continue moving forward. Life goes on.

** Activity 9 is done but i didn't realize i needed to take notes make highlights on the text, i will have it turned in Monday.

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