Inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, Act 3, Scene 1
“To love, or not to love?” that is my question.
Is it considered noble to withstand
The arrows and slings of deplorable fortune
Or to take up arms against this sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them?
To die, for me, would be to sleep. Nothing more.
And by a sleep I mean to say that I end
The heartache and the thousand sorrows
Faced throughout this hideous life
That my flesh is heir to; it is a completion
For which I beg devoutly.
To die, for me, would be to sleep. To sleep.
It seems like an easily-accomplished wish,
It seems like nothing holds me back from
This sleep of death in which dreams are endless
And mortality is merely an illusion,
Where I may finally rest, and grow to miss those
Which I have left behind.
That is the calamity of this life long,
For it is me who bears the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrongs, the proud Human’s torture,
The pangs of my despised image, love’s painful delay,
The insolence of authority and the spurns
That I beared from those I called ‘parents’,
While I prayed and begged with no one listening.
Why was it me enduring this fate? Why was it me
Grunting and sweating under a weary life,
While others lived happily, carelessly and contently
In their false riches of paper notes with famous faces
Depicted without smiles, despite revolutionary ideas
Which have made the world around us?
Thus conscience makes cowards of us all;
And thus my resolution has come to one of
A sickly consequences and a pale cast of thought,
Whilst my friends have no idea of the turmoil
Within my mind and soul, a turmoil which would
Make any man lose their mind.
With this regard, I turn awry from Nature and her rules,
I lose all sense of living, how soft is my heart!
Beautiful Fox! Don’t cry over me,
For I am not worth your valuable tears.
Author's Note: This is what happens when Shakespeare inspires you to write a soliloquy for an OC. I'm curious what you people think. I kind of had a fitting character with a depressing past so I had to use it. I hope you liked it! P.S. I hate the formatting on here.