To be, or not to be" is the opening phrase of a soliloquy uttered by Prince Hamlet in the so-called "nunnery scene" of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1. In the speech, Hamlet contemplates death and suicide, bemoaning the pain and unfairness of life but acknowledging that the alternative might be worse. This version preserves most of the First Folio text with updated spelling and five common emendations introduced from the Second ("Good") Quarto (italicized).
Devoutly to be wish'd. Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native hue of resolution.
To die, to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause.
When Hamlet expresses the ailed question, "To be, or not to be: that is the question:, Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer, The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles" (II. 59-61), there is trivial uncertainty that he is supposing of death, he is still left without an answer. of whether the "catapults and arrows of horrid fate" can be tolerated since life after death is so uncertain. He acknowledges that the response would be doubtlessly yes if death were like a dreamless slumber. By the conclusion of this soliloquy, however, he finally understands, "But that dread of something after death,, The undiscover'd country, from whose bourn, No traveler returns-puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have" (II.
There’s more to it, of course, than to be or not to be. Here are some features the speech that you may not have been aware of. First, here is Hamlet’s soliloquy in its entirety. To be, or not to be? That is the question-. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer. Nymph, in thy orisons. Be all my sins remembered. A modern English translation of Hamlet’s soliloquy. The speech is a stunning work of art and the most-studied of all of Shakespeare’s plays.
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Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Starring: Maria Tura, Joseph Tura, Lieutenant Sobinski and others. To Be or Not to Be is a Hollywood film of the boldest black humor, which went into production right before the . entered World War II. Lubitsch manages to brilliantly balance political satire, romance, slapstick, and wartime suspense in a comic high-wire act.
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To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud.