Insanity In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Everything is Not as it Seems.
Throughout Hamlet, Shakespeare makes Hamlet appear to be insane, however, Hamlet is just putting on a phenomenal act.
Hamlet appears to be crazy but in reality, his madness is just a very convincing act. In act one, Hamlet forewarns Horatio that no matter “How strange or odd soe 'er I [Hamlet] bear myself/ ” (I.5.190), it is just an act and under no condition can anyone give him up.
Polonius notices that Hamlet has “pregnant...replies.../ that often madness hits on, which reason and sanity/ could not so prosperously be delivered of” (II.2.209-11).
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