To Be

To Be

Kristin Cowden, Writer

“To Be” Is Ophelia’s response to Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy.

 

Whil’st the question is to be or not, to be is the answer. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune shall not compare to the process of arms to take against a sea of troubles. Yes, dying is the sleep: the sleep that ends all heartache and yet what dreams may come to you in that slumber of death? Will any show at all? Mayhaps, you can put your life behind you in that slumber, but O! Young Hamlet, think! You mus’nt want death because of fear. You must work through the endless agony of life to earn death. The dread of something after death is not to be dreaded, but rather accepted. Thou is’t not a coward for fearing something that is meant to be feared. Thy sins shall be remembered in my heart.