To realize why soliloquies are used by Shakespeare we must first understand the goal of soliloquies. In simple conditions a soliloquy is solitary thoughts that are portrayed verbally by the type, so the audience knows the proceedings in that individuals head. Essentially which means that the audience have the ability to learn about key plots, but other characters stay naÃ¯ve to the thoughts in that character's brain. The expression soliloquy comes from the Latin soliloquium - Solus (by itself) and Loqui (to speak). i. e. the function of speaking to ones self. If we looked at what would be categorised as drama in today's society we could possibly use soaps for example. Many people who analyze Shakespeare question why and how he used soliloquies in his works. This is quite simple to understand when you compare it to modern dilemma.