12th November 2019


What is the meaning of to sleep perchance to dream?

"To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there's the rub." Hamlet (III, i, 65-68) This is part of Hamlet's famous soliloquy which begins "To be or not to be", and it reveals his thoughts of suicide. He has learned that his uncle killed his father, the late King, and married the king's wife, his mother.

Also question is, who said to sleep perchance to dream?

“To die, to sleep – to sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there's the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” (Hamlet) This is said by Hamlet to himself when he thinks he is alone.

What does Hamlet mean by there's the rub?

A The phrase is Shakespeare's. It comes from Hamlet's famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy: To die — to sleep. To sleep — perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub! By rub, Hamlet means a difficulty, obstacle or objection — in this case to his committing suicide.

Is winged Cupid painted blind?

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. Nor hath Love's mind of any judgment taste.
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