Madness In Hamlet Research Paper

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In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare the famous play contains madness throughout the plot and through the characters which is an important trait throughout the play. As the madness begins it spreads and affects the actions of all the characters. Madness affected Ophelia most, because all the men who were the only reason she lived had been taken from her life in some sort of way, this led her to the decision to take her own life. The madness spread so easily for example, Hamlet and his father, the queen and her need for affection. Vengeance and death is an encompassing theme shown when Hamlet tried to kill Claudius, acting on his impulsive instincts he killed Polonius instead and his vengeful action resulted in the eventual death of Ophelia.

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