Is Claudius A Psychopath In Hamlet

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Psychopathic Success in Hamlet Although many people believe Claudius is a noble king in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Claudius has shown symptoms of being a partial psychopath. His actions have played a large part in his success and cause him to fit the title of an “almost psychopath”, which “are also called “successful psychopaths,” because they often do quite well in life despite the gradual accumulation of victims in their wake.”(Zuger) Claudius’ self centered, egotistical and unremorseful personalities have caused him to make decisions while overcome with greed and jealousy. Therefore due to the actions derived from his jealousy of his brother’s throne Claudius has become a partial psychopath or “almost Psychopath”. In many cases greed or jealousy
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