Madness And Deception In William Shakespeare's Hamlet Prince Of Denmark

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The tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare gives a look into madness and deception. Describing Hamlet as insane, depressed, and unbalanced to the discerning eye. He shows his irrational behaviour and apparent madness as he is either going mad with revenge for the death of his father, or that he is only playing his part. Determining whether his actions are reasonable or unreasonable in his act. In the beginning Hamlet starts out as mellow, sad and depressed, this is all due to his father’s death. Hamlet’s father dies and not even two months his mother marries the now king, King Claudius. Since this is happening he starts to see his mother as someone who didn’t love her husband. It drives him crazy to know that someone who…show more content…
Soon Hamlet sees his father in ghost form and he tells him that he was killed “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (1.3.25). His father tells him to pretend to be ignorant and to be aloof pretending he doesn’t know what has happened. It also angers Hamlet that his mother could still be with Claudius after he killed her husband”..The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” (1.3.38-9) but he knows she had a play in his death also. He pretends his actions are due to the fact that his father has died. His Sewell 1 actions are understandable because his father was killed and he is planning his revenge slowly yet surely against his uncle. Even though his father tells him not to hurt his mother “ Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven and to those thorns that i her bosom lodge to prick and sting her.” (1.5.86-8). This is when Hamlet is started to be questioned of whether he has truly lost his mind. His other cause for insanity comes from Ophelia. First she tells him she doesn’t like him while he’s trying to court her. Although she changes her mind Hamlet’s heart is already broken because of her. He comes into her room with his clothes messy on him in a rough attire. He

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