Hamlet's Rage Rots The Mind Analysis

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“Rage bubbled through my veins and swept into my brain. ‘You try to kill a man in my hospital, then you threaten to kill me. I come here for answers, and she tries to kill me , too?’” (Susan Vaught. Insanity). The rage Forest felt, is similar to the rage Hamlet felt. Rage rots the mind like a summer’s heat rots meat. Forest’s rage was fueled by fear and confusion. Hamlet’s rage was fueled by the death of his father. Which made readers think Hamlet was actually insane. After reading all of his actions, it becomes more clear that Hamlet was insane. He drove himself into insanity by obsessing over catching his uncle sin. The motive of wanting his uncle dead drove his rage. That, then, created Hamlet’s obsession. With Hamlet full of envy and rage, his mind is no longer normal. “...the envious man finds himself in an unfortunate position; for all his blows fall powerless as soon as it is known that they come from him. Accordingly he hides feelings as…show more content…
His means of death, his obscure burial- No trophy, no sword, nor hatchment o’er his bones, No noble rite nor formal ostentation, Cry to be heard, as ‘twere from heaven to earth, That I must call’t in question.” (Ham. IV. V. 226-231).

The difference between Hamlet and Laertes is Laertes’ rage is fueled by his sister's death.

Hamlet was not the only one to go insane either. After the murder of her father Ophelia went insane. She was suicidal. Some critics believe she went insane because of the loss of Hamlet.

“How should I your true love know from another one? By his cockle hat and staff and his scandal, shoon… He is dead and gone, lady, He is dead and gone; At his head, a grass-green turf, at his heels a stone.” (Ham. IV. V. 26-36). Insanity is beautiful horrid thing. It works in ways people do not understand which makes it beautiful. It destroys the mind which makes it a horrible thing. Insanity leads people to revenge, envy, and violence. Altering people’s minds. Was Hamlet really
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