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That’s what Halmet says. He also rambles on about death and remembrance. Studying the play for a college class gave new meaning to everything. One valid argument was the “To Be or Not To Be” speech was not a sincere reflection of Hamlet’s depression, but clever words to throw off the suspicions of those he knew were spying on him. It’s certainly a notable stance once the issue has been explored and does change the meaning of the passage. I would suggest that any English major be adaquately versed in Shakespeare, and what better place to start than Hamlet? I rate it an 8 for the poetic creativity in the writing and the well-structured plot. A Shakespeare play doesn’t automatically suggest a 10 every time, but this one is pretty darn good.