Posted by Michael on October 28, 2003
In Reply to: Slings and arrows. posted by ESC on October 13, 2003
I feel its deeper than that:
"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
: the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,"
Here hamlet questions if the noble path is to just take all the crap that comes his way. Not to doubt himself because those that oppose him are honorless and thus not worthy of being dealt with. Should Hamlet lower himself to physical violence because others have? Or should he know, by virtue of his spiritual strength that he is better and thus have iron will that will deal with it.
"or to take arms against a sea of
: troubles, and by opposing end them?"
- Here he questions if he should just end the troubles by kicking the crap out of it and administering justice rather than mental fortitude.