The soldier’s burial that Hamlet received I think from Fortinbras. The significance of this soldier’s burial is completely lost without considering the basis of that play which is in the balancing of the nobility of choice between suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take up arms against the long list of injustices and conditions that are despicable for the noble. Post French Revolution view of the aristocracy has been bitter of course but Shakespeare’s time was one in which the nobility of a Hamlet, even if it were the projection of the great genius as the Machiavelli of the age, O ye mighty consider Hamlet who was handsome and tall as you whose central contention of suicide and its fear was in the end moot, as he did die and he died with a convoluted attempt at calculating the most noble path out without ever resorting to the crass thuggery by the Shakespearean speaking of truth to power by displaying before Claudius the events of the murder of Hamlet’s father and then conferring with a legitimate scholar and vizier that Claudius’ reaction was correct. The soldier’s burial is often lost to the reader of Hamlet sometimes as an insignificant detail but it is extremely central to see Hamlet, the most passive of Shakespeare’s tragic heroes, nobility deep within his heart and his understanding of nature herself, was never able to avert the bloodshed he was clearly not born for. Clever Hamlet was crushed by the rolling tanks of Destiny while he was spinning on the or of whether tis nobler in the mind ….