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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) has written:
He [Hamlet] is all dispatch and resolution as far as words and present intentions are
concerned, but all hesitation and irresolution when called upon to carry his words and
intentions into effect; so that, resolving to do everything, he does nothing. He is full of
purpose but void of that quality of mind which accomplishes purpose. . . . Shakespeare
wished to impress upon us the truth that action is the chief end of existence–that no
faculties of intellect, however brilliant, can be considered valuable, or indeed otherwise
than as misfortunes, if they withdraw us from or rend us repugnant to action, and lead
us to think and think of doing until the time has elapsed when we can do anything
How accurate is Coleridge in his analysis of the character of Prince Hamlet? Give
examples from the play which support or contradict Coleridge.