Britain in Print
Act 2, scene 2 - lines 485-540
Pages from act 2, scene 2 of the 1611 quarto edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Edinburgh University Library. Introduction


Hamlet's closing soliliquy in this act exposes his feelings and reveals his concerns about his own behaviour as well as the situation in which he has been placed. The changing moods show different sides of Hamlet's nature and add to the complexity of his character (and the complexity of interpreting it!).

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