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Hamlet Soliloquy Glossary: How all occasions do inform against me (4.4.35-69)

Bestial oblivion (43)

i.e., The forgetfulness of an animal.
Our capability to remember separates mankind from other animals or "beasts." But Hamlet forgetting Claudius's deeds is clearly not why he delays the murder.

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