The soliloquies from Hamlet below are extracts from the full modern English Hamlet ebook, along with a modern English translation. Reading through the original Hamlet soliloquy followed by a modern version and should help you to understand what each Hamlet soliloquy is about:

O that this too too solid flesh would melt (Spoken by Hamlet, Act 1 Scene2)

O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I (Spoken by Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2)

To be, or not to be (Spoken by Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1)

Oh my offence is rank, it smells to heaven (Spoken by Claudius, Act 3 Scene 3)

Now might I do it pat (Spoken by Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 3)

How all occasions do inform against me (Spoken by Hamlet, Act 4 Scene 4)

More Hamlet soliloquies coming soon!

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  1. Unseeable
    Unseeable says:

    I need some questions answered ’cause I’m so confused. I’m trying to write stuff on the soliloquy “to be, or not to be” like the significance of it and how it fits into the play and i need some info from a website that i can trust so can you please give me some info?

    Thanks. ;D

    • izzi
      izzi says:

      soliloquies are basically monologues except there is only one person on stage. a monologue is one character speaking to another; soliloquies the actor speaks to the audience. Shakespeare the author wrote everyone of them.

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