A select few scholars believe that Hamlet is not pretending to be mad, but in reality is insane. Hamlet reveals his insanity through his strange behavior toward others. Dr. Simon A. Blackmore claims, “The Real or Assumed Madness of Hamlet” in Shakespearean Online that Hamlet is insane because of the fact that he is able to see a ghost while others cannot (215). Dr. Blackmore in The Real or Assumed... also asserts that in Act III, scene IV, the instance when Hamlet is in Gertrude chamber and Hamlet states to Gertrude that he see a ghost. Gertrude states to Hamlet that there is no ghost and that he has gone crazy.
Without realizing it, he finds out Claudius has gotten up and walked out. Comes to find out he was very angry with Hamlet for making that play and hurting his mother. Hamlet begins to be very heartbreaking towards Ophelia because he starts acting as if he doesn’t really care about her and starts joking with her Lach 4 in a mean way. He starts telling you that her beauty has nothing He also starts questioning whether life is better or if death would be easier. The ghost telling Hamlet about his father being murdered changes the way he thinks about his own life.
Hamlet is sane because he talks about how he had truly loved Ophelia and that his own love for her would be unmatched. Hamlet before his duel with Laertes begins to tell Laertes that at the time when he insulted Laertes and fought him it was due to his own mental illness which Hamlet proclaims was “madness” (V.ii.217-219). Hamlet 's mental state is sane because he tells Laertes that the reason for is actions back then was because he had become temporarily insane. Hamlet must be sane in order to identify whether he had gone insane because if someone was insane they would not care about the actions they had done. Hamlet’s actions are not those of sane person when he murders Claudius.When Hamlet realizes it was Claudius, who was at fault for his mother’s death, he becomes enraged and stabs him with the sword that had been poisoned at the tip.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
The play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is full of many acts of betrayal. One such of these acts is when Hamlet goes against the wishes of his father’s ghost and debates on whether or not he should kill Claudius. Not only this but he also is extremely cruel to his mother and hurts her feelings which were also against the wishes of the ghost. He wanted Hamlet to avenge his death without hurting others along the way and almost everything Hamlet did in the play went against that. Hamlet’s first act of betrayal against the ghost of his father is one that stretches throughout the entire book.
In Hamlet there are many forces that motivate Prince Hamlet’s behavior to change and seek revenge. The leading force for Hamlet’s behavior to change is his mother marrying her dead husband’s brother two months later. In the play Hamlet states “O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason/ Would have mourned longer-married with my uncle,/ My father’s brother, but no more like my father” ( I.ii.150-152). This explains that Hamlet is frustrated because his mother moved on so fast and it seemed to him that she never really loved King Hamlet. Hamlet also claims that “Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,/That can denote me truly” ( I.ii.82-83 ).
As interesting as Hamlet is as a character, he has layers of identities and personalities hidden. During the first soliloquy we encounter a Hamlet who feels betrayed. He is anguished by his mother’s action. His conscious mind records only the fact that Queen Gertrude, the other half of his parental figure has marries the brother of his father with, ‘the same shoes that she walked to my father’s dead body (…) and they haven’t become old yet!’ He seems to be hurting more from the wedding rather than the death of his beloved father. His idealism of a maternal image is broken; he discovered a new side to his mother, to him she is no longer pious but now ‘indecent’, ‘lustful’, the pious image is shattered.
Hamlet's mischief appears in the script. This moment is important because, at this time, Hamlet realizes that he is now obliged to kill his uncle so that he can revenge his father's death. As we can see, after the play, Hamlet follows Claudius and decides to punish him in the more strict way instead of just kill
King Claudius corresponds to all the parts of the tripartite because he shows Id, Ego, and Superego. A quote that shows ID is when King Claudius says “Hamlet, this deed, for thine especial safety—Which we do tender as we dearly grieve/For that which thou hast done—must send thee hence/With fiery quickness. Therefore prepare thyself./The bark is ready and the wind at help,/Th ' associates tend, and everything is bent/For England.l” The quote shows ID because King Claudius is so desperate to kill Hamlet that he sends Hamlet to England to get out of the way and get killed. A quote that shows Ego, is when King Claudius plan for the death of Hamlet is when Laertes helps him out and says “And for that purpose I’ll anoint my sword./I bought an unction of a mountebank,/So mortal that, but dip a knife in it,/Where it draws blood no cataplasm so rare,/Collected from all simples that have virtue/Under the moon, can save the thing from death/That is but scratched withal. I’ll touch my point/With this contagion, that if I gall him slightly/It may be death”(author).
Hamlet’s first plan of revenge included a play called The Mousetrap, which was shown for Hamlet to confirm Claudius’ guilt. Once his speculations are reassured by Claudius’ reaction, his plans continue in serving justice to his father. Hamlet’s determination to seek revenge on Claudius is what primarily disrupts the peace in the kingdom and steers the plot to its drastic end. In the same way, the death of Laertes’ family causes him to lash out and seek vengeance toward Hamlet. The death Laertes’ father, Polonius, causes him to return home, demanding answers for the crime.