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should do. It was delightful to him to indulge his imagination and humor, to prove his capacity for something by playing a part: the one thing he could not do was bring himself to act, unless when surprised by a sudden impulse of suspicion, as where he kills Polonius, and there he could not see his victim. He discourses admirally of suicide, but does not kill himself; he talks daggers but uses none. “He puts by his chance to kill the king with the excuse that he will not do it while he is praying, lest his soul be saved thereby, though it be more than doubtful whether he believed himself that, if there were a soul to be saved, it could be saved by that expedient” (Bloom 38). Hamlet is a tale representing true tragedy and how there is no sweeter revenge than revenge itself.

“This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man” (Polonius, I.iii. William Shakespeare 31) Bibliography Bloom, Harold. Hamlet. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1990. Empson, William. Essays on Shakespeare. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. 1986. Jump, John. Shakespeare Hamlet. Aurora Publishers Incorporated. Nashville. 1970. Prosser, Eleanor. Hamlet & Revenge. Stanford University Press. Stanford. 1971. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Yale University Press. New Haven. 1964.