Is Hamlet Crazy

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In this play Hamlet definitely puts on his own little show. He makes it seem like he is truly crazy. He makes it so everyone around him believes that he is mad. The only people who know that he is faking it, is Horatio and Marcellus. He tells him at the beginning to not turn his back on him. At some points in the play it's really hard to tell if he is faking his madness, or if he is actually starting to go crazy. The reason he acts crazy is because he knows his father was murdered by his uncle. He thinks that if he acts mad, he will have a better chance at getting revenge on Claudius. In the beginning of the play the ghost of Hamlet's father visits him. He tells him that he was actually murdered by his uncle, Claudius, who is now the king.…show more content…
There's a couple times throughout where he is out of control with the things he's saying and doing. “Now to my mother. O heart, don't lose thy nature. Let not ever The soul of Nero enter this firm bosom; Let me be cruel, not unnatural. I will speak daggers to her, but use none. My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites.”(page 180 lines 375-379) In this quote he is praying that god doesn't let him hurt his mother. It makes it seem as though he doesn't even know if he's faking it anymore. He had actual fear that he was going to hurt his mother, which is something he didn't want to do. He says in the quote to “Let me be cruel, not unnatural” which means he doesn't want to kill her. It's not natural to kill your own mother, he only wants to hurt her with his words, but why would he have to pray to help not to kill her? He fears that he is going to lose control of himself, which proves that he might actually be a little mad. He doesn’t exactly know what he is going to do and it scares…show more content…
When he just stabs at the curtain, he has no clue whos behind it. It shows a sign that he might actually be crazy. No normal sane person would have just stabbed at somebody no knowing who they are. He ended up killing an innocent man, all because he thought that he was King Claudius. “Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell. I took thee for thy better. Take thy fortune: Thou find’st to be too busy is some danger.”(page 192 lines 36-38) In this quote he is talking to Polonius's dead body. He says he thought that he was King Claudius so he kills him without even thinking. After he kills Polonius he ends up taking his body and hiding it so his family can not give him a proper burial, which is something a crazy person would

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