The way Hamlet responds to the situation, rash and without a thought, are the similar characteristics of a mad man. At this point his madness appears very real but it could all be part of his plan to avenge his father's death by making people really believe his was insane making it less obvious of his real inte... ... middle of paper ... ... they discover the real cause of his madness, even though he is pretending to be mad, it gives Hamlet more time to avenge his father since they are focusing on what caused it instead of what he will do next. In the end, it may seem like his madness was real, but throughout the whole play he only pretends to be mad. The way Hamlet was able to face on certain situations proves that he is not mad, but was trying his hardest to do the task assigned by his father. He may have made some rash decision but he only made them because if he were to wait, it could have ruined his whole plan of avenging his father by faking his madness.
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.
Madness is a condition that is often difficult to identify, especially when trying to analyze the behavior of a fictional character in a play that was published in 1603. In the play, Hamlet is asked to avenge his father’s death and to accomplish this task in a less apparent manner, Hamlet decides to put on an antic disposition. The madness of Hamlet is often disputed, for good reason, as his behavior is frequently baffling throughout the play. Shakespeare, the author of this tragic play, leaves the audience to decide whether Hamlet is truly mad or not. However, through careful examination and analysis, it becomes clear that Hamlet’s act of madness was just that—an act.
Hamlet´s plan to fake insanity lets him express his feelings, make new plans, and obtain information, in order to eventually kill Claudius, and of course the people wouldn’t take his actions seriously. In the play, he widely proves this when he expresses sexual comments to... ... middle of paper ... ...mlet to England in order to kill him certainly illustrates us that Claudius is aware of Hamlet´s knowledge regarding his father´s murder. Perhaps because of the play, or perhaps other reason, but this ratifies that Claudius doesn’t believe in Hamlet´s madness. So why should we? Finally, undeniable evidence of Hamlet rational ability is shown in the comparison with a truly insane individual, just as Ophelia became mad after her father died.
Although William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a play itself, there is much acting that occurs inside of the story. Both Hamlet and King Claudius pretend to be what they are not. Hamlet feigns madness and King Claudius acts as though he were innocent of his brother, King Hamlet’s, murder. These characters act in order to manipulate others into furthering their own desires. The difference between these two characters, however, is that Hamlet is somewhat mad, even though he does act mad for most of the play.
In the tragic play, Hamlet written by William Shakespeare, many people consider the main character to be insane. They believe this because Hamlet himself, pretends to be a mad man throughout the tragedies he endures. What one must do is study how he thinks and the rationality he shows during these disasters, all the while fooling everyone he is going mad just to get revenge on the new King. “Hamlet is never insane. He may approach the brink of insanity but he backs away and instead chooses to act insane in order to achieve his ends and eventually victory over Claudius,” it is all just part of the bigger plan.
In act I, scene V of the play, the audience learns of the “antic disposition” that Hamlet will be putting on (Shakespeare). In this scene, he tells the audience that he plans to act insane in order to get away with killing Claudius. He believes that by acting insane no one will suspect him of doing anything such as that. To many critics the “whole conduct of Hamlet’s madness is too ludicrous” and in fact he has really gone mad ( Stubbers). For Hamlet to come out and say that he is planning to act insane is, on the other hand, “purely and adequately a man of genius” (Strachey).
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.
"Hamlet's sense of himself as a coward is derived from a crude, simplistic judgment turning on whether or not he has yet taken any action against the man who murdered his father. His self-condemnation takes several... ... middle of paper ... ...ne acts on impulse. There is no way Hamlet could be mad, going through all these precautions before restoring justice. In this scene he seems to prove that he is not insane after all, given the effortlessness with which he alternates between wild, erratic behavior and focused, sane behavior. He is excited but coherent during his conversation with Horatio before the play, but as soon as the king and queen enter, he begins to act insane, a sign that he is only pretending.
The death of his father and loss of contact with his lover begin driving him to insanity. We can say with some certainty that the ghost is real on its visit to Hamlet because others witness it, but after the death of Polonius, Hamlet is its only witness. By this point Hamlet must surely be insane. He has been brooding for so l... ... middle of paper ... ...he end of Act III). Although not every one of them might have come to killing Claudius, Hamlet seems not to do anything.