William Shakespeare is regarded as one of the leading dramatist of his time. He was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon. The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, he got education from King Edward IV Grammar School in Stratford. Shakespeare is often regarded as England's ‘National Poet’, and the ‘Bard of Avon’. His works consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses. His plays have been translated into many languages all over the world and are performed more often than those of any other playwright."To be, or not to be" is one of the most widely known and quoted lines in modern English and the soliloquy which has been referenced in numerous works of theater, literature and music. ‘To be or not to be’ is the soliloquy spoken by Prince Hamlet in the Act III, Scene 1-‘Nunery Scene’ of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Unable to do little but wait for completion of his plan to "catch the conscience of the king", an internal philosophical debate goes on in the mind of Hamlet. He ponders over the advantages and disadvantages of being alive. He questions himself whether it is one’s right to end his or her own life. This soliloquy of Hamlet questions the righteousness of life over death in moral terms. Thus the paper analyses the tragic hero caught in the trap of uneventful episodes and how he overcomes triumphantly, though the stage is littered with dead bodies.