In Act III, what Claudius Reveals in his Soliloquy?


In Hamlet’s Act III, what Claudius reveals in his soliloquy?


Firstly, he reveals that he has murdered his brother and knows he has committed a sin and feels tremendous amount of burden on his heart.

Secondly, he reveals that he is unable to pray for his forgiveness as he does not feel regret killing his brother and not willing to give up on things he has gained through kingship and his wife, Gertrude.

Thirdly, despite his attempts to pray, he is afraid he cannot be forgiven because he does not want to give up kingship and if he is not forgiven, he fears eternal damnation.