In a sense his feigning insanity was his sole avenue of safety." This provides concrete evidence that believe that Hamlet’s insanity was just a method to revenge and rampage. So in conclusion there are many different types of interpretations when it comes to Hamlet. Even being that Shakespeare wrote a complex play, but even a complex character such
“Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.v.23). In this line, Hamlet told the ghost to tell him everything so he can get revenge quickly. Soon after, the tragic hero started to question his sanity on whether to be alive or to die. Hamlet was a victim of a corrupt world and was more alienated and lonely than he was insane. It is obvious at the end of the play, Hamlet is
Most readers aren’t able to differentiate his behavior from a demented mind or genuine madness. In an article titled “The Real or Assumed Madness of Hamlet”, the author Simon Augustine Blackmore mentions that “the poet (Shakespeare) portrayed the abnormal actions of a demented mind and that a real madman could not enact the character more perfectly.” We see how Hamlet uses his mimic madness to guard the truth of his father’s fratricide. Simon also acknowledges “the unaided genius of Shakespeare” because of how he creates such a perfect character from a real life tragedy. If Hamlet were indeed using sarcasm to cover up what he knew, this would make him the most intelligent persona in the play. He utilizes him mental situation to help know others better and catch them in the paranoia as the plot builds up.
“With all my love I do commend me to you” Throughout the play in The Tragedy of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare Hamlet’s love for Ophelia appears to be questionable. Does Hamlet really love Ophelia? Although, there are enough evidence in the play that shows Hamlet has no real love for Ophelia and he’s just playing with her emotions I feel like they provide enough evidence that shows he really does love her. He is this way towards her since he found out further details about his father’s death and has to act crazy in order for him to keep plotting and trying to reveal Claudius true intentions. I believe this causes the readers to doubt the love he feels for Ophelia.
Hamlet 's duty ethics definitely helped insane Hamlet from making horrible decisions. However, now that Hamlet is insane he has completely ditched his outstandind duty ethics. For example, Hamlet went from using great duty ethics from using malicious methods that determine his choices. Throughout the play there is reason to
Tragedies may have different plots yet, they all have similar elements. Manipulation is one of those elements, where characters end up with different fates. Hamlet feigned madness, Agamemnon was victimized, and J. Alfred Prufrock manipulated us. One thing that is common, about all three tragedies, is that they ended up in a bad place. Hamlet faked his madness after learning of his father’s death.
Hamlets anagnorisis results in his growing from ignorance to insight, he is usually comtemplating during the play in the end hes sure of what he wants. Hamlet is full of irony through the entire play and the reader knows of all his tragic flaws: his contemplation which leads to his
Shakespeare plays Hamlet displays the character flaws of Hamlet, Ophelia, and Claudius and their downfall. Hamlet’s inability to take action leads him his demise, Ophelia follows her father and brother decisions, and Claudius is an antagonist who let his greed of power control him. Shakespeare displays that every character falls victims to their own flaws, but in the play, Hamlet, Ophelia, and Claudius stand out in the play. Especially in Shakespeare other tragic plays, he shows how their flaws are their own demise. For example, in the play Macbeth, Macbeth’s
In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Hamlet, the minds of most characters are overcome by apparent insanity. Certain characters suffer from genuine madness, which dictate the actions the character will make. Yet, for others, it is quite simply an act and tactic necessary in order to achieve goals, as shown by the play’s witty and clever characters. The story’s astute protagonist in the end attains his goal of avenging his father’s death by murdering his own uncle, Claudius. Although Hamlet died shortly after murdering Claudius, many argue that he dies as a hero and the extermination of the royal family benefits the greater good for Denmark and its citizens.
In the play hamlet, what caught my interest the most was Hamlet 's different emotions towards Ophelia, and how falling in love can lead to many different situations. Regarding if he loves her or ever loved her, did he stop loving her? How does he feel for Ophelia? In the beginning of the play Hamlet has chose to pretend his madness. During the play Hamlet there are many scenes when Hamlet shows his feelings against Ophelia, roughly and politely.