Hamlet On-Going Madness Analysis

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Secrecy, deception, and duplicity are significant words that express Hamlet’s on-going madness. One of many forms of Hamlet’s madness lies within his deceitful actions that escalate from Claudius’s murderous attempt on Old Hamlet. As the play develops, readers may acknowledge suspicious and wariness atmospheres as Hamlet seeks to find confirmation and evidence against Claudius’s ferocious act. Hamlet’s deceitfulness is abundant and can be recognised throughout the play. His intention to justify his uncle’s murderous act involves deceitful planning and duplicitous mindset. There are abundant of examples relating to Hamlet’s on-going madness. Events and scenes that suggest Hamlet’s deceitful state of mind are embedded within multiple soliloquies…show more content…
In act 1 scene 5, Hamlet asserts his plan for his investigation. “How strange or odd soe 'er I bear myself, as I, perchance, hereafter shall think meet to put an antic disposition on…” The quote consists of evidence that Hamlet deliberately pretend as he is mad in order to deceive the King and his servants. Furthermore, Hamlet’s intention to act strange and perplexed as well as “put an antic disposition on” expresses Hamlet’s deceptive state of mind that emerges from his madness. Additionally, Shakespeare constructs and portrays Hamlet’s guile in multiple soliloquy. The second soliloquy of the play depicts Hamlet as a frustrated and paranoid character. Reader may recognise Hamlet’s duplicitous conscience as he expresses his awareness and questions the ghost’s statement. In order to solve the bewilderment, Hamlet concludes that he will pretend to be mad as readers may find it cunning when he vows, “the play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king”. Hamlet’s commitment to observe the king serves as a suggestion that Hamlet is indeed a deceitful character that ought to justify his father’s death through the use of deceptive scrutiny that underlines an important theme of the
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