To be or not be....
Is this a question?
What does it mean in Hamlet?
Why it is given importance
The question is whether to be or not to be. If you want to know what Hamlet meant you should read the book. There is some philosophy in this question. Everybody asks this question to themselves in different life situations. When I ask myself this question I mean which way of life it is better for me to choose. This question has no answer.
I have a friend's reply .I hope it will help you
"I believe Hamlet was also questioning the experiences which shape our identity and existence--the "slings and arrows," as it were. Knowing that we will face much adversity if we choose to persevere, and not knowing for sure if we will experience much happiness in the face of all the sure suffering complicates our decisions, as it certainly seems to for the thoughtful Hamlet."
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