Is Hamlet Mad Analysis

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Many people including the characters believe that in the play Hamlet goes mad. Hamlet was in fact not mad, he clearly states in the play that he was going to pretend to be mad. Throughout the play Hamlet goes through states of depression and anger. A lot of pressure is put on Hamlet when the ghost of his father asks him to take revenge for his murder. He becomes confused and contemplates whether or not to kill the murderer, his uncle, now king. This is all expressed through his soliloquies. The actions and emotions of Hamlet are what make him to be believed he is mad in Hamlet written by William Shakespeare. When King Hamlet dies his brother, Claudius takes the thrown marrying the Queen, Hamlets mother. They wonder why Hamlet is still only…show more content…
(Gertrude.1.2.71-73) “And let thine eye look like a friend upon Denmark. Do not forever with thy valid lids seek thy father in the dust.” Hamlet is unable to get over his father death but, everyone else seems to with ease, this is just the beginning of the anger growing inside of Hamlet. Tenney L Davis said, “The young intellectual, sorrowing for the death of his father, very naturally developed a psychosis under the influence of his mother’s unseemly second marriage. He became peevish”. The ghost of King Hamlet is seen by Haritio, Marcellus, and Barnardo(1.1). Proving that it did exist and Hamlet was not seeing him alone in his mind. Hamlet meets the ghost (1.5) and it tells him to take revenge on his Uncle, King Claudius for murdering him in his sleep. Determined to take action Hamlet states (1.5.190-192)…show more content…
Hamlet was becoming very stressed (Hamlet.2.2.593-598) “Yet I a dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak like John-a-dreams, unpregnaunt of my cause, and can say nothing-no, not for a king upon whose property and most dear life a damned defeat was made. Am I a coward?”. This is the over thinking process of Hamlet that filled his head with self-doubt which pushes people to think that he is going insane. He is not. Hamlet was depressed and felt as if he was failing his father. But, he knew that if he were pursue with the revenge he would most likely go to hell. The famous “To be or not to be” (Hamlet.3.1.86-88) “But that the dread of something after death, the undiscovered country from whose bourn no travelers

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