Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are reporting back to the King. . In fact, Polonius is the one who ordered his daughter to break off any relationship that she might have with Hamlet, believing that would drive Hamlet to frustration, anger, and eventually cause him to loose his wit. Consequently, he would not be able to avenge his father's death, as he would be a loyal boyfriend of Ophelia. Ophelia spend her life devoutly obeying her father. Shakespeare, the author of this tragic play, leaves the audience to decide whether Hamlet is truly mad or not. He acts irrational around Polonius, Claudius, Gertrude Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and Ophelia but remains calm and rational around Horatio, Marcellus, and the players.
If Hamlet does know that Claudius and Polonius are listening, the fact that he can instantly adjust his behavior points toward the idea that he has a firm grip on reality and his own mind. It set the tone of the play for many of the characters From Obsession to Madness in Hamlet In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, there are several questions that come to the reader's mind regarding the emotional state of Hamlet. They are Hamlet and Ophelia. Hamlet decides to portray an act of insanity, as part of his plan to murder Claudius. Essentially, each supporting character questions Hamlet's sanity, and most conclude he is indeed mad. Hamlet comes on, and, using his antic disposition as cover, ridicules him: Polonius: Do you know me, my lord? Reason The reason for not considering Hamlet as a mad person is that Hamlet always talks in a manner that shows that his speech has logic and reasoning in it, which mad people do not show. Hamlet outwardly acts mad to disguise a violent plan to avenge his murdered father.
Our hopes are that the disease will not spread into the United States, even though several people have died from the disease. Also, it is going through a lot of stresses at the same time causing you to not think straight. This is due to his. On the other hand, when sanity proves worthy, Hamlet reverts back to being logical. The first proof, for Hamlet acting madness, is the reality of Ghost.
This force is also the essential ingredient that produces the inescapable prison of the mind, a frightful disease that may be viewed as the greatest irony of life. All of this has been a negative shock to Hamlet. Kean typifies the mad scientist as one who possesses both qualities of supreme intelligence and undoubtedly, lunatic characteristics. Throughout the play you can see these characteristics in Hamlet many times. Also, it is going through a lot of stresses at the same time causing you to not think straight. The play was only really written to take the revenge that the ghost spoke of and so if hearing the ghost was a product of his depression then the play can also be considered this.
The other main theme which develops the play is the act of vengeance, with the delay and doubt that accompanies it. This paper argues that the contrapuntal character in the play, namely Ophelia, acts as a balancing argument to the other character's madness or sanity. This is similar to one of Shakespeare's other tragedies, Macbeth, where Macbeth goes weaves all sorts of flowery expressions of grief over a king he himself killed. It first appears to the watchmen, Marcellus and Bernardo, along with Horatio near the guardsmens' post. The king behaves in a manner to suggest the words are true. Throughout the play, Hamlet becomes more and more believable in his act, even convincing his mother that he is crazy. Everything he does is done for a viable reason; there is a purpose to what he does and why he does it.
Hamlet has seen the Ghost of his father who explains that Claudius killed him,. When Hamlet was going to kill Claudius the first time, he stopped himself, because Claudius was in confession. Her madness seems definite, and it is never questioned. Polonius tries the same trick as he did with Ophelia in the next scene, but this time using Gertrude as bait. Polonius, for example, attributes Hamlet's insanity to the disappointed love for Ophelia.
In Shakespeare's time, people would have looked upon Hamlet as mad, but they believed madness to be symptomatic of demonic possession, and the only way of driving out the evil was through burning to death. This raw emotion silently bubbled within Hamlet leading to the steady deterioration of his mind. In this paper we will do an analysis of the play and an attempt will be made to interpret Hamlet. Having been summoned home to Denmark from school in Germany to attend his father's funeral, he is shocked to find his mother Gertrude already remarried. He rehearses his pretended madnesss first with Ophelia, for even if he should fail there in his act of simulation, that failure will not cause him any real harm.
The ghost of his father asks Hamlet to avenge his death. It is a condition in which is difficult to identify whether it is true or not. Claudius was eager to prove that Hamlet was mad in order to cast a shadow on any accusations of foul play Hamlet might make, and Hamlet was eager to act as if he was mad in order to get closer to Claudius so he could take his revenge for his father's murder, although he was not eager enough to take revenge when Claudius was praying, which probably would have prevented all the carnage at the end, because of his fascination with the afterlife and belief that Claudius would go straight to heaven. However, I feel that this is not really a probable scenario as there are many instances in the play where, although Hamlet may appear to be sane when looked at more closely, really reveal that he is not at all aware of the people around him. Mad is a word with such uncertainty that it can be stretched to mean an abundance of things more than just pure psychological instability: a weariness of life; a suicidal impulse; a plotting charisma.
He feigned madness to enable him to buy time to make a decision and plan on how to kill Claudius. In the tragedy Hamlet, each of the main characters explains Hamlets madness in their own unique way. We first see a glimpse of madness with Hamlet who pretends to be mad, using it as a cunning mask while he battles with his own mind and conscience over the idea of revenge. Hamlet Mad Fake and Real: The Difference In the Portrayal of Madness A very controversial topic exists in regarding to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Hamlet is mad in craft because he admits that he is not mad several times, he behaves irrational only in front of certain individuals, and he has many feigned actions.
Shakespeare left it up to the audience to decide whether he was truly crazy or not. However, when he returns it is senseless of him to think that although Claudius murder attempt did not work that he would not try again, yet Hamlet seems unaware of it. Due to this, Hamlet becomes indecisive. Using madness as an excuse is something an insane man would not be able to do. To stay in control, the men in Hamlet taught Ophelia to fear her every day, natural Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet Shakespeare's Hamlet is a master of deception. As in the encounter of the ghost of Hamlet's father and Hamlet, Hamlet is asked to avenge his father's death.