The Antic Disposition of Hamlet: The Prince of Denmark In the tragedy by William Shakespeare; Hamlet: The Prince of Denmark, the character Hamlet’s madness turns into his reality rather than an antic disposition. Although, madness is a condition that is difficult to conclude whether it is true or not, Hamlet does go mad during his journey to avenge the death of his father. Hamlet goes on to accomplish his task without being noticed, he decided to put on an antic disposition in the beginning but by the end it becomes his reality. Consequently, he goes on to display episodes of erratic behavior. The writer of this tragic play; William Shakespeare leaves the audience to conclude whether Hamlet is just putting on an act of antic disposition or not just truly mad.
Claudius is victualing into Hamlet 's suspicion by sending people to Hamlet and ascertain what he knows. This makes Hamlet not trust anyone that he knows. When Hamlet murders Polonius, it is evident that Hamlet has gone thoroughly insane and he cannot return from the point he is at. No one is safe from Hamlet and the way he is deporting now. Hamlet has upset his mother by incriminating Claudius and insisting that her marriage is incest.
Madness is a state-of-mind were a person loses their sanity, they are mentally ill. In the play Hamlet, Hamlet meets his deceased father in a ghost form only to inform him of who caused his death and wants revenge. Now Hamlet must avenge his father's death, and the only way he can do it in a less obvious approach is by acting mad. But as the play continues, it becomes a lot harder to tell if Hamlet is still sane due to his actions. In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare makes Hamlet's madness appear real but only to prove that he was only acting as if he were mad.
Hamlet’s inner conflicts are composed of his morals – wanting to justify his actions according to them-, his distrust of women as a result of his mother’s marriage, and his failure to feign madness properly. To begin, the conflicts leading to Hamlet’s demise is his desire to justify his actions. He struggles with the choices he will need to make so he must be certain of the murder enacted by Claudius. The task consists of eliminating King Claudius for treason. In the play, this is made clear that it is not enough as Hamlet seeks to prove Claudius’ guilt by attempting to “catch the conscious of the king”(II.
Notably, the ghost tells Hamlet to enact his revenge in the opening scenes of the play; he seems hesitant, as if he questions death for the first time. Hamlet wants to make sure that Claudius did in fact kill his father, so he sets up a play to re-enact the crime scene and to Hamlet’s content, Claudius disp... ... middle of paper ... ...death of him. Hamlet’s obsession and numerous contemplations about death sets himself in the undesired direction of suffering with the deaths of his father, Ophelia and Polonius, all whom he believed were undeserving. His will to continuously get himself into situations that inflict a great deal of emotional stress is astonishing, and his change in attitude about his indecisiveness about murder is not beneficial, rather it kills him in the end. Having a healthy fear of death is normal --one must realize death is unavoidable, while constant thought about death creates unhealthy anxiety.
After Hamlet had the player’s reenact Hamlet’s father’s death, Claudius started to freak out. Claudius started out quietly by having Rosencrantz and Guildenstern bring Hamlet to England to have him killed. “By letters congruing to that effect, the present death of Hamlet. Do it, England.” (4.4 73-74) Hamlet learns of these letters, and instead of showing the letters to anyone else to prove the king is a bad person, he hides it and continues to wait, before killing the king. That seems to be Hamlet’s tragic flaw throughout the play.
A similar view is aired by A.C.Bradley who says that the character of Hamlet as one can understand from the play cannot answer several questions which pertain to the logic and rationality of Hamlet's deeds like his idea to pretend madness and in order to get a reasonable answer one must try history where we find the story of Amleth,the Prince of Denmark which inspired Shakespeare to write this "Mona Lisa " of literature. The story of Amleth is a story, which involved just the revenge of a son avenging his father's murder. In this story, Amleth 's uncle... ... middle of paper ... ...ths may be, by some means can be held as a retributive justice against them for their own deeds. Except the deaths of king Claudius and 'his' Queen ,all the rest happen due to their involvement with the king. These deaths could have been avoided.But,once the death casts a shadow on someone," the rest is silence".
The death of King Hamlet disrupts the “Concept of Order” as well as the hierarchy causing disorder. The ghost of King Hamlet encourages his son, Hamlet to avenge him and in doing so says, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder,” (I.v.9). The ghost of King Hamlet insists Hamlet to restore the natural order. Claudius, the brother and murderer of King Hamlet disturbs the Concept of Order by lusting for the position King Hamlet has as the King of Denmark. After the death of King Hamlet, Prince Hamlet was supposed to be the next king of Denmark.
His madness will influence his decisions and ultimately decide his fate. PURPOSE OF MADNESS Hamlet, by William Shakespeare tells the story of a man who had recently lost his father and his uncle, Claudius, takes his place on the Danish throne. Hamlet had suspected foul play by Claudius but he had no proof to back up his assumptions. A ghost then begins to appear outside the castle, Hamlet chases the ghost an... ... middle of paper ... ... linked with culture”(Showalter). Hamlets madness is linked with the events going on around him.
Angered by his mother’s betrayal and fathers sudden death, Hamlet sets out to find the one responsible. In his quest, Hamlet is confronted by a ghost who appears to be his father, explaining that it was his uncle who had murdered him. Hamlet quickly decides that he will murder his uncle. A debate ensues of whether or not Hamlet truly became insane or if this was all a perfectly crafted plan designed to trick the people of Denmark. Evidence from the play written by the brilliant Shakespeare, shows that through his duty to his father, his adversion to Claudius, his complicated relationship with women, and his success of his plan, Hamlet’s loss of sanity was part of a clever rouse that he so intelligently created to avenge the most foul and unnatural murder of the great King Hamlet.