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I forgot to include these other sentences. I hope you can have a look at them, too.
1) If death, unlike sleep, is an end in itself, that is all earthly troubles are finished with it, then it is very desirable. As in sleep there is the possibility of dreaming, Hamlet wonders if there will be dreams after death.
2)It is for this reason that human beings are so reluctant to take their own lives, and would rather bear earthly sorrows and troubles (than fly to others they don’t know of).
3)This is the rub, that is the obstacle, which makes us hesitate. In the game of bowls, the rub was an obstacle in the ground which prevented the ball from going in its proper course.
4) Death is divided into sleep, which is desirable, and dreams. The Medieval perspective in which Hamlet sees death as physical liberation from the prison of the body and earthly affliction is countered by the doubt of the Renaissance man, concerning the after life.
5)Hamlet considers the reasons which may led (?) us to take our own life.Hamlet thinks of the punishments and insults which those (people?) who are good and quiet take (?) from those who are unworthy. In particular, he refers to the oppressor’s wrong (how can I rephrase this?), the proud rudeness of those who hold official positions, the pangs of disprized love (how can I rephrase this?)
6) Though it would take only a small knife to put an end to our sorrows (to bring relief), the fear of something after death, expressed in the image of the unknown country from where no traveller comes back, paralyses the will and prevents self-destruction.
7) The pale cast of thought, which is not far from a moral conscience, turns the native hue of resolution pale and sick.