Polonius wants to prove his theory and deception is what leads him to investigate more thoroughly, believing Hamlet is truly mad with love for Ophelia he ease drops on Hamlet and Gertrude’s conversation and it ends up bringing about his death. Once again, we see that deception is the most important theme of Hamlet because it is responsible for moving the plot along through
Hamlet seeks revenge on his fake friends once he figures out they brought him to England to be killed by Claudius’ orders. Hamlet wrote a letter saying, There’s letters seal’d, and my two schoolfellows, / Whom I will trust as I will adders fang’d – / they bear the mandate, they must sweep my way / And marshal me to knavery” (3.4.204-07). Readers have insight on how intelligent Hamlet is when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern approach him. His decisions are not only clouded with rage, but instead ruthless and
Throughout Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet's questionable madness is explored through his real madness, actions, and the reactions of others towards his behavior. In some cases, Hamlet's madness can be seen as real. For example, when he attempts to kill Claudius, but kills Polonius. In addition, Hamlet murders without sight of what he is doing, which displays his loss of reason for being mad. Also, we see evidence of Hamlet being mad even before he starts to ‘act like being mad.’ As is evident in the beginning of the play, Horatio and Marcellus tried to hold Hamlet back, but Hamlet rebelled.
This speech is his internal philosophical debate on the advantages and disadvantages of existence. While this soliloquy may seem like madness on the surface, it actually works to dispel the notion that Hamlet is truly mad. It makes clear the fact that Hamlet still has his senses and his madness is simply an antic. In this act, the king also becomes suspicious of Hamlet’s madness and is never quite convinced of it. His instructions to his henchmen from earlier in the play, “Get from him why he puts on this confusion” (2.1.2), imply that he perceives it as a pretense.
“Hamlet State of Mind” From the beginning of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, most of the action involves is cerebral. The play is confine to Hamlet’s thoughts on his life in court. Stemming a questionable situation, as one can never be sure about Hamlet’s insanity is actual or artificial. This is mainly contributed by Hamlet’s interpretation of events being the dominating voice of the play. As the play constantly piques the audience interest to take on the obligation to validate Hamlet’s means of vengeance throughout the play whether Hamlet is loyal to his father to kill Claudius with evidence and proof, or rather he has actually gone insane to escape from the truth.
King Lear proposes to retire from the cares of his kingdom which is of significant importance. His fatal flaw and King Lear’s harmatia is his vanity which makes the audiences feel pity and fear when he falls victim to flattery and is ruthlessly betrayed by those he should have been able to trust the most Hamlet’s fatal flaw is it’s his ability to over think. When the ghost of his father appears to him and charges him with the demanding task of avenging his most foul murder, Hamlet accepts the challenge. As the play progresses, however, Hamlet finds it difficult to execute such a murderous task. In order to delay killing Claudius, Hamlet plans to act crazy, which forces Claudius to send him to England.
Many of the characters appear to be acting in Hamlet’s best interests, but are really plotting against him, and Hamlet himself puts on an appearance of madness, unlike his own sanity. In Hamlet, the characters of Claudius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and Hamlet are not what they appear. Claudius is the brother of Hamlet’s late father, and is now married to Hamlet’s mother. Claudius appears to be a sympathetic husband who only has Gertrude and Hamlet’s best interests at heart. He is actually the main conspirator against Hamlet.
During various points in the play, Hamlet is presented with opportunities and chances to retaliate on behalf of his father. However, he lacks the resolve and guts to do so. Hamlet himself is discouraged by his lack of action; “But I am pigeon-liver’d, and lack gall” (Shakespeare 2.2.526). He calls himself a wimp who is not daring enough to kill Claudius and instead “must like a whore, unpack my heart with words” (2.2.535). Hamlet’s cowardice, in this part of the scene, is easily noticed.
And although it is typically believed that Hamlet was actually just Shakespeare's take on a play created entirely before his time, Elizabethan England did have a significant impact on the writing of Hamlet. In the 17th century, storytelling and current events were rife with the themes of melancholy, insanity, demonic possession, et cetera, especially at the height of the European witch trials. So when the debate of Hamlet's insanity is arisen, it is easy to point to the variables that had the potential to drive him crazy. But his duty to his father, his adversion to Claudius, his complicated relationship with women, and his success of his plan were part of a masterminded plan that Hamlet was obligated to cary out for the good of not hisself, his family, or not even his Father, King Hamlet, but for all of Denmark.
Hamlet knows that having the correct facts is so important because without hard evidence he may unjustly kill his uncle and have to d... ... middle of paper ... ...set with Hamlet for murdering his father, Polonius, and conspires with King Claudius against Hamlet. After all these tragic events it gets worse, Hamlet’s two very best friends plot against him, it drives him mad. It all starts with an act of insanity, then there is less acting involved and it finally ends up as Hamlet’s reality and tragedy for all. In conclusion, Hamlet could be considered insane, it is not just an act. In the beginning of the play, Hamlet is acting mad in order to avenge his father’s death, therefore he is able to gain vital information regarding King Hamlet’s death.