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...rtes’ poisoned sword, was caused by the fact that Hamlet murdered Polonius, Laertes’ father. While during his plea for pity to Laertes, Hamlet states that his act of murder was out of madness not will. Thus, while Hamlet knew that he was becoming mad, he was never able to stop himself from committing the acts of a mad person. Ergo, drawing the line at said points, such as when he was about to kill Polonius, would have allowed him to not be deemed as insane. However, since that did not occur, one can only say that madness is what led to Hamlet’s demise, and Hamlet’s ability to attain his goal, the main point of focus in the play, was altered by said madness. All in all, this play was based around the idea of madness as Hamlet’s simple act caused him to become warped by the realm of insanity, altering the course of the play, his lives and the lives of those around him.
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