Hamlet’s madness is a product of the death of his father, which supplements the claim that fathers can impact their sons in a destructive manner. Because of his vulnerability, Hamlet was liable to do almost anything to avenge his father’s death. However, his father did not show that same loyalty. In fact, “There is no ‘I love you’ on the lips of old King Hamlet. There is no fatherly concern for his son’s life” (Word Press par.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a tragedy in all sense of the word. Its most prominent characters, Hamlet, Ophelia, Gertrude, Claudius, and Laertes, all of whom die, do not do so before going through the most tortuous and devastating of mishappenings. From the very beginning, we learn that Hamlet’s father, the king, has just died. And, only two months after, Hamlet’s mother marries his father’s brother. Hamlet is clearly distressed about his father’s death, but what brings about his suspicions is a visit from his father’s supposed ghost, who tells him that Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, poisoned him.
One's negative emotions should not control his or her actions. In the book, Hamlet, Hamlet has a soliloquy which shows how he can manage to just show his emotions when there are no people present around him. Hamlet has a behaviour of an enough matured man to hide what he really feels towards his mother and his uncle marrying each other two months after his father's death. It might be because his mother, Gertrude, cannot handle the suffering alone or maybe his uncle is the only person who is there for his mother to satisfy her needs. Whatever it is, Hamlet knows that there is something wrong in the situation.
His entire persona is that of a deceitful nature. The plan that Hamlet hatched in order avenge his father was to appear mad, trick people into thinking he had lost in mind since he believes it would assist him with his investigation of Claudius. Hamlet is not in denial of this, he describes, “I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that were better my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in.” (3.1.122-126) So though it is ironic that Hamlet is so enraged about the dishonesty and disingenuity of those around him, he admittedly takes part in the illusions which repulse him so. From his own calculation, no one is worth believing or trusting, even people shown to be moral or ethical, concluding it is all just a front or mask of sorts. In Ophelia’s case is is a
The fact that he only acts this way around nobles, like his mother, father, and Polonius for example, conveys the idea that he knows what he is doing. An instance where this happens occurs when Hamlet is speaking to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern after they had just arrived to Denmark. He starts off speaking about beggars’ bodies and monarchs, which has no correlation to the conversation. He states, “For by my fay, I cannot reason,” (2.2.259). By this he meant that he seems to be losing his mind a bit.
Shakespeare 's Hamlet presents readers with several scenes of violence, such as the deaths of Polonius, Ophelia, King Hamlet, and the fist fights between Prince Hamlet and Laertes. In Hamlet , the protagonist, Prince Hamlet, is portrayed as a very indecisive character. The reader is left to infer if Hamlet is senile, or if it’s just all an act in response of the world around him. Violence is littered all around the world of Hamlet. Because of this, the narrative of Hamlet is always more than it seems.
In the play Hamlet, Shakespeare presents Prince Hamlet as a tragic hero. The play Hamlet is about a prince whose father has been murdered by his own brother, Claudius in order to be the king. In Addition to that, Claudius marries his brother's wife. Later Hamlet sees the ghost of his father and tells him to get revenge for him by killing Claudius and as he tries to get his revenge it causes the death of the whole family. Hamlet can be interpreted as a tragic hero since he has a noble mind, fatal flaw and he is mentally wounded resulting in his own death.
In the first act, Hamlet paints himself as someone with high morals who deplored those who fake emotions to sway the opinions of others and similar behavior during a conversation with Claudius. He notes that his outward appearance of grief doesn’t illuminate how sad he really is. With this, he also implies that in general, outward appearance is not indicative of who you are as a person. From this, I gather that he has honorable ideals but that changes very quickly. He was resentful of the circumstances of his father’s death but it isn’t until Act 1, Scene 5 that his anger causes him to abandon who he truly is.
He describes this relationship as “A little more kin and less than kind” (I.ii.67). He describes the relationship this way because his uncle is now his stepfather instead of his uncle, yet he remains unfriendly and acts as more of an enemy. The quote is said with a sarcastic tone to bring humor to the table while Hamlet talks about the issue, yet it is a true statement about the relationship. Once again showing that Shakespeare used sarcasm as a way to help the audience understand the relationship fully. Looking from a mental illness standpoint, Hamlet seems to suffer from a mental disorder known as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Hamlets Insanity in Shakespeare's Tragedy Hamlet is a story of existentialism and obligation ethics, which is an anomaly in tragedy plays such as these, in a small nutshell; one element, however, proves how deep a play can go. In Shakespeare's tragedy play Hamlet, prince Hamlet, the protagonist, pretends to be crippled by insanity after his father, King Hamlet, mysteriously dies. Because of this, prince Hamlet decides to feign madness to prove his father was coldly murdered by his uncle, now stepfather. Through the play we get a glimpse into both sides of the great Hamlet. The side who is, presumably, his real self, and the facade of the insane man he shows everyone.