After Claudius and Gertrude announce their marriage to the kingdom, Hamlet grieves deeply over his father's death. He is most bothered by the fact that his mother is remarrying so quickly, even going so far as to privately contemplate suicide. The diction and imagery of the first soliloquy provide insight into Hamlet's feelings, showing his true character. This soliloquy sparks an interest in the reader and provides a glimpse into Hamlet's thoughts while informing the
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right, but he doesn't know what it is. His speech illustrates his confused state of mind by jumping about from thought to thought, although it's constantly bringing up the remarriage. Since soliloquies are written as very personal, Hamlet was being serious and is obviously in a state of some mental distress, and very confused. It allows the reader to see into Hamlet's mind and learn more about his character while possibilities of a conflict arise.