Insanity in Hamlet

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Hamlet: A look Inside the Insanity Many people have seen Hamlet as a play about uncertainty and about Hamlet's failure to act appropriately. It is very interesting to consider that the play shows many uncertainties that lives are built upon, or how many unknown quantities are taken for granted when people act or when they evaluate one another's actions. Hamlet is an especially intriguing production, both on the set and on the screen because of its uniqueness to be different from what most people expect to be in a revenge themed play. Hamlet's cynicism and insane like behavior cause him to seem indecisive, but in reality he is always judging and contemplating his actions in the back of his mind in order to seek revenge for the murder of his father. For hundreds of years, William Shakespeare has captured the hearts of many theatre fanatics and critics as well as writers all alike. The Play entitled 'Hamlet' is no exception. Hamlet is a play about a prince's journey through the perils of his own mind, as he is brought to light of certain circumstances regarding his father?s tragic death, with which brings him to certain conclusions that demand action. Shakespeare planned out the play so that it would smoothly shift from one action sequence to another. Prince Hamlet is purposely made easily influenced and on the edge, which was intended so that the characters that should interact with Hamlet, inevitably lead him to his revenge and demise. The impossibility of certainty appears to be evident as soon as the play begins. The Ghost of Hamlet?s father raises questions of illusions and it could very well have not been real. Since there had been nobody present at the time of the murder, does Hamlet really know that Claudio killed ... ... middle of paper ... ...ent techniques and styles that help audiences understand. Hamlet is play of one man?s apparent uncertainty and exposure to a number of dissolutions and distractions that prevent him from giving peace to his father?s ghost and peace to his own mind state. He uses the madness that he has, as a way to distract and trick his enemies into doing as he pleases. The film version attempts to show this, but in an environment that is very much different than the middle ages. Just as in most film adaptations, Hamlet on screen is mostly vague, but with enough substance to be mildly entertaining, and a good start for individuals who want to start reading Shakespeare, but are afraid that they won?t understand, or will be caught off guard by the language. This is why the modern version of Hamlet is a very appropriate film for students and children, alike. (apart from the violence)
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