Examples Of Madness In Hamlet

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In the play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the main character Hamlet experiences an irrational behavior of madness throughout this piece of work. While reading this play there is a question that crosses the reader’s mind of, “Is Hamlet going crazy or is he going mad?” The reader can often wonder this because of the way Hamlet starts to act as soon as his father dies and the actions and choices he makes leads the audience to think that he isn’t normal and that even though he is going through a hardship in his life that the way he reacts still is not how a normal person would react. Throughout this play, his irrational behavior is an important role in the play because it is constantly leading the audience to an important question of if his…show more content…
At this point Hamlet has encountered so many different bad things and is trying to overcome so many obstacles in his life that he realizes that something has got to change rather it be the people he hangs out with or how the people he hangs out with treat him. In conclusion, Hamlet is just trying to find some kind of happiness and is trying to find out who he really is. The cause og Hamlet’s madness is a mixture of multiple different things such as Ophelia’s rejection, his father’s passing, his mother’s remarriage, encountering the ghost, and even just his depression alone. All of these things are putting more pressure and frustration on him. Hamlet originally could of put on act of him going crazy to see if it would make things different or make things change for the better in any way. However, Hamlet’s act of madness is what creates the story and keeps the audience on their toes as to what could happen next. Without Hamlet’s act of insanity, the play could’ve possibly ended differently in either a positive or negative
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