Hamlet and J. Alfred Prufrock
Hamlet and J Alfred Prufrock have three major things in common; question and rationalize theirs situations as well as procrastinate. In this essay, I will explain how they both handle their situations through quotes and how a life of doing so has affected them.
In Shakespeare's Hamlet, questioning, procrastination and rationalization define Hamlet's character. Hamlet is a very analytical person: he carefully plans and thoroughly questions his actions. Hamlet has
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anything. The consequence of not speaking out is that he will become like the rest of the people at the party. He will conform because he is afraid. He will continue to live a meaningless life of " toast and tea"23 For these men, a life of questioning, rationalizing, and procrastinating has destroyed their lives and others. Prufrock has given up his identity to be accepted while Hamlet's delay has taken the life of many people.