Psycho Analysis Of Hamlet

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The Modern Tragedy and Psycho Analysis of Hamlet William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is a psycho drama written well before many of the psychological theories that are prevleanvat in the play are produced. The eerie setting at one of the world’s more darker corners, sets the mood for the play. And yet the setting only seems to get even more hair-raising as the character 's own dark thoughts and plots come into play. Denmark is morally bankrupted and even the characters in the play know it; “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” (Shakespeare 1.5.90). The main character, Hamlet, goes out to avenge his father’s death and in turn sets the country of Denmark back to normal. Contrary to published Goodread criticisms, Hamlet is feigning psychosis…show more content…
I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorred in my imagination. (shakespeare 5.1.184-187) Young Hamlet “preferred adult company” and can easily be described as Adler’s Only Child Characteristics. A reason for Hamlet to feign psychosis may not have only been to hid his true intentions but to also become the “center of attention”, thus further proving Adler’s only child characteristics theories. Hamlet gets his reward in his hero’s journey by exacting his revenge and killing Claudius. Hamlet takes much pleasure in killing his uncle; “Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane, drink off this potion. Is thy union here? Follow my mother.” (Shakespeare 5.2.327-329). Hamlet kills throughout the play. Many others also kill during the play including Laertes and Claudius. We get to see the full effect of Gregory David Roberts’ “What if everyone did this thing?” theory out of Shantaram. We see the consequence is almost everyone dies, even those who are not the directly involved. The actions of Hamlet, Claudius, and Laertes lead to the deaths of many others and themselves, thus proving that it would be bad if everyone did the same
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