Hamlet Act V: Scene II - Missing Soliloquy

Hamlet Act V: Scene II - Missing Soliloquy

A Poem by emptyinkwell
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This was an assignment from AP Lit where I had to write a soliloquy to add in to the play "Hamlet" as though it was meant to be there. I chose to write a closing scene in the perspective of the ghost.

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Act V
Scene II

Enter Ghost

GHOST: Be what a marionnette without strings?
Anon, the dreaded couteau of the Gods -
Whom be not merciful to the likes of men - 
Falters not before it swings.
Men be but dolls to infantine Gods;
Pawns upon the orb - a grand old chessboard -
Even the kings and queens immobile
Without the guidance of omnipotent hands.
Alas! Play their pieces the Gods will!
Play their pawns 'til their hearts be pleins!
And when the heartless battle doth end,
King shall rule men, but who shall rule kings
But the king of all men - the king of all kings - 
Ruler supreme of once living decay?
His name be Hades.
Anon man doth lay - a pawn -
With king by his side - his equal,
Limbs limp sprawled o'er Oblivion's floor.
Alas a prince doth lay, Serpent his equal - 
Powerless, pressèd pawns, pliant puppets
Bowing to the Prince of quietus.
Bold winds rage in the firmament o'erhead
Stirring mortal ears to hear the Gods cry
For brother to at brother drive,
Remorse in conscience, ephemeral,
Sword in hand, relentless.
Nay, He fights not, yet naught escapes His reign.
Fall pawns for their faction - the Gods who them control -
And when their swords strike flesh and flesh strikes dirt
He who sits back and watches men burn
Shall become the King of their ashes.

© 2018 emptyinkwell


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Missing Soliloquy is written exceptionally well.
The very first question and the response has a sobering affect!
And I am impressed, and delighted to read your well crafted assignment. "Men be but dolls tô infantine Gods". Is brilliant! ( brought to my mind Erik the Viking 1989 film) wish you all the success with your AP literature course.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

It's a wonderful piece! And sounds very Shakespearean too!
emptyinkwell

11 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words!
Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

You are most welcome.



Reviews

Missing Soliloquy is written exceptionally well.
The very first question and the response has a sobering affect!
And I am impressed, and delighted to read your well crafted assignment. "Men be but dolls tô infantine Gods". Is brilliant! ( brought to my mind Erik the Viking 1989 film) wish you all the success with your AP literature course.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

It's a wonderful piece! And sounds very Shakespearean too!
emptyinkwell

11 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words!
Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

You are most welcome.

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