“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
The rest of the play questions Hamlet’s motives and whether he is, indeed, mad or acting. He’s convinced Claudius of his madness, although he knows not of his fate he delays the King’s murder. He goes into the duel, where he meets his destiny against Laertes with a poisoned sword. Manipulation exists throughout Hamlet from the prince acting mad to Claudius killing Gertrude. Claudius manipulated Hamlet by convincing Laertes to duel him a poisoned battle.
The Reason Behind His Madness Hamlet gets himself into an utterly dire situation as his madness is totally self caused and entirely avoidable. He chooses his own fate when he is wrapped up in the idea of destroying his uncle to avenge his father. The thought of carrying out this revenge drives him to actually become mad and ruin almost all of his ties of friendship and his love for Ophelia. Hamlet’s demise, and the demise of loved ones around him, is self-inflicted and self-destructive. In the play of Hamlet, Hamlet, the main character, is the son of the King that has just recently died and Hamlet’s mother quickly thereafter remarried the Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius.
Hamlet's overthinking and inaction led to several unnecessary murders. Hamlet knew that Claudius is guilty, yet he still wants to make sure, therefore Hamlet made a play that played out the exact way that Claudius had killed King Hamlet. Hamlet had done this in order to watch how Claudius reacts to make sure that Claudius is the one who murdered his father, “I’ll observe his looks, if he do blench, I know my course” (Ham.2.2.583-585) “Now might I do it pat, now’a is a-praying. And now I’ll do’t” ( Ham. 3.3.72-73), Hamlet says, as he is debating whether or not to kill the king as he prays and thinks to himself if he kills him now then the king will just go to heaven because he is praying.
In this particular portion, Hamlet is planning how to reveal Claudius so he can partake in revenge. This vengeance fuels into Hamlet’s madness that is conflicting him internally and it is one of Hamlet’s major conflicts shown in the play. Reaves 3 The third conflict shown in “Hamlet” is how Hamlet views the marriage of his uncle Claudius and his mother, Queen Gertrude. He believes this is distasteful and disrespectful to his late father, who has only been deceased for such a short time. Hamlet makes snide remarks to show his resentment of Claudius’s and the Queen’s marriage, “‘But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son-’ ‘A little more than kin, and less than kind.’ ‘How is it that the clouds still hang
The conflict for Hamlet is whether or not to carry out this vendetta, which is what causes the tragedy. Throughout the duration of Hamlet, he is seen making plans to get his revenge on his uncle, who murdered Hamlet’s father. The idea of revenge poisons Hamlet and while he says he is only pretending to be mad, it appears that he
In many scenes Hamlet can be seen as insane, this is because he wanted everyone to see that so he can get away with his bad manners/acts such as the crimes he had made. Likewise, due to his father’s death, in which he focused on, he wanted to get revenge and ended up acting abnormal along with being “mad” in the situations of crime. Consequently, Claudius had saw that Hamlet could be dangerous in situations such as Act 3, Scene 4 were he acted upon impulse, and so that’s when Claudius thought of making Hamlet go to England, and he did. Seeing that the relation he had with Ophelia led to her own suicide in the “Murder of Gonzago” is where we can see how his role impacted others. Being that Ophelia loved Hamlet, his role-play did ruin their relation
Hamlet had the perfect opportunity to kill Claudius while he was praying, but he talked himself out of it. Instead of immediately avenging his father, Hamlet concocts a scheme to see if the ghost was lying to him. He over prepares his plans. His overthinking leads to obsession; his obsessions muddy his plans for revenge and further stall his actions. As Hamlet hesitates to act, his enemies are already acting against him.
Hamlet is second guessing himself and his actions. He wants to get revenge for his father’s death, and kill Claudius. The opportunity has presented itself to him multiple times, but Hamlet always becomes fearful and allows his conscience to take over. He says, “thus conscience doth make cowards of us all.” This line is so amazing because Hamlet could be acting rational for so
In the Shakespearean play, the protagonist, Hamlet is said to have gone mad by the other characters. Many of those that come in contact with the main character believe that he has gone crazy, including his own mother. It appears that all of the characters believing Hamlet is deranged have some form of connection to the current king, Claudius. I think that Hamlet’s bizarre behavior is a ploy, the cunning man does not want others to view him as a threat; Hamlet hopes to investigate his father’s death and form a plan to enact his revenge. Due to the fact that only people with a connection to the King believe that Hamlet has gone mad, I suspect that Hamlet’s madness is an act of dramatics rather than a true change in mental state.