Which theme is reinforced in the excerpt below from Shakespeare’s Hamlet?

Which theme is reinforced in the excerpt below from Shakespeare’s Hamlet?

Rightly to be great

Is not to stir without great argument

But greatly to find quarrel in a straw

When honor’s at the stake. How stand I then

That have a father kill’d a mother stain’d

Excitements of my reason and my blood

And let all sleep[?]

A. appearance versus reality

B. complexity of action

C. impossibility of certainty

D. mystery of death

The theme that is reinforced in the excerpt from Shakespeare’s Hamlet is letter B: the complexity of action. This soliloquy refers to the eaner feelings of Hamlet of taking revenge.

This passage is considered a turning point for Hamlet: he is watching that lots of men will die for fighting for a piece of territory while he that has a lot of reason to fight (because he has a father killed and a mother stained) does nothing at all so that he decides to take revenge.

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