He plans to use words that will be like daggers, but does plan to put them into murderous action (3.2.378-379). Before he goes and talks to his mother, he comes across the King while he is repenting for his actions. Hamlet almost kills him, but stops when he realizes that the King will go to Heaven because he has repented (3.3.76-80). This stops Hamlet and proves that he is plotting the death of the King. An insane person would not have the capability to think about the consequences of their choice while they are one step away from the murder they desire.
However, later in the play Hamlet questions the validity of the apparition after assuming its sincerity initially. In the scene following the ghost's entrance, Hamlet's speech towards Horatio and guards is evasive as his mood swings ... ... middle of paper ... ...es the superiority and intelligence of Hamlet. Surfacely, Hamlet's supposed insanity paves the way for the plot of the tragedy. The madness also proves as a medium for comparison for other events, themes, and images in the play such as Ophelia's insanity and Laertes' real avenger role. Introspectively, Hamlet's supposed derangement allows him to question himself and supplies us with a more rounded picture of Hamlet's true character.
Claudius is clearly seen as the villain, he has killed his brother to marry his sister in law and extort the throne. But as we go more in depth there may be another who played a part in King Hamlet’s death, Queen Gertrude. After only two months after the death of her husband she marries his (King Hamlet’s) brother Claudius. Claudius and Gertrude quickly move on from the death of King Hamlet and do not mourn for the appropriate amount of time. To the public they seem very rapturous and in control but in reality, they are both dealing with the guilt of their immoral actions as well as how their actions have affected Hamlet, who appears to have gone mad following the death of his father.
"Alas he's mad" (3:4:108) How far do you agree with the statement that Hamlet is mad? A great controversial talking point of the play Hamlet is whether he was mad or in fact making people think he was mad. I disagree with Gertrude's statement that Hamlet is mad. I ask you what the definition of madness, the relatively permanent disorder of the mind, a state of mind characterized by the inability to distinguish right from wrong. Indeed Hamlet only acts mad in front of certain people such as his mother, Polonius, Ophelia, Claudius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern who he knows are spying on him.
This madness is not, however, sustained when guard is unnecessary. Maybe Hamlet thought too much, but he thought as a sane man would. He commits no actions without reason, and he is far too astute and organized to be proclaimed mentally unstable. Hamlet?s portrayal of a madman is also very complex because it allows not only his points to be made, but in a believably insane way, which contrasts greatly with the expected ramblings of a truly insane person. Bibliography: Shakespeare, William.
The only fact that hinders this observation is the fact that others saw the ghost as well and were even the ones who told Hamlet of his appearance. Hamlet is upset that his mother has remarried so quickly, especially to his Uncle Claudius. Hamlet is confronted by the ghost of his father to reveal who the killer of his father was. After the news, Hamlet then seems to be looked at 'differently' in others eyes. His avowed intention to act "strange or odd" is not the only indication.
Once the kingdom finds out the truth of what King Claudius has done, things will definitely change. Another way people were taking Claudius’ side is by Laertes being so upset with son Hamlet from the death of Polonius, Laertes’ father. However, if Laertes had known the truth of why son Hamlet had killed him in the first place it is almost certain that Laertes would have upsettingly understood. Although, it did not occur that way, King Claudius made it seem as if Hamlet was insane and inhumane so that Laertes would take his side and end up killing son Hamlet for the death of his father in a sword fight. King Claudius is a devious,
By putting on the play Hamlet alerted Claudius about how much he knew which scared Claudius. Hamlet goes on to a more elaborate plan to act “mad” which instills much fear into Claudius because he thinks Hamlet now poses as a threat to him which is what Hamlet wants. Claudius’ reaction to Hamlet’s madness is shown when he... ... middle of paper ... ...udius and Hamlet pose various similarities, but they hate each other. They plot to kill one another because of the death of Hamlet’s biological father. Their similarities come from the time period that they are living in, and the fact that Hamlet’s father was king and was involved in war leaving Hamlet with his uncle.
After all these horrific events, to go crazy would be an understatement. When Hamlet received the news of his father 's murder, he did what anyone would do in his situation. He puts on the antic disposition to find out if Claudius did kill his father and plan his revenge. On the other hand, when Laertes found out about the death of his father he suspected Claudius and immediately confronted him without much thought. He
The Sanity of Hamlet One of the most controversial questions surrounding William Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, is whether or not the title character was insane or merely acting. By examining Hamlet and his actions throughout the play against the characteristics of sanity, such as the ability to reason and knowledge of the difference between right and wrong, it will be shown that Hamlet was in fact sane. Many have tried to determine sanity by proving him insane. However, this is difficult because Hamlet states he will act insane to exact revenge upon Claudius (1.5.180-181). Therefore, the reader is unsure whether Hamlet is acting or not when he appears to be insane.