Sanity And Insanity In Hamlet Essay

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Calle Fritz
English 12-Period 1
3 December 2015
Hamlet Final The tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare displays how a person can go from being calm to being mad in a matter of days. Between his mother marrying his uncle, Ophelia, and his father dying Hamlet is very stressed. Even though none of this was his fault he thought that he needed to do something special to make all of his pain go away. Although Hamlet gives many reasons to be emotional in the play, he finds his own ways to be spiritual by playing the people closest to him in a sustained matter. Hamlet subject to excruciating mental stress after the death of his father and the marriage of his mother to his uncle. Even though this is tearing him apart he try 's not to …show more content…

The prince of Denmark occasionally switches between sanity and insanity. Hamlet claims, “I am but mad north-north-west When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.”(II.ii.351-352). Therefore Hamlet is mad sometimes and insane at other times. This means to achieve his short time goals he has to put on an act for some people so they will feel he is …show more content…

Hamlet’s suicidal tendencies show he is a weak character. Hamlet shows suicidal a couple of times through out the play. One time is in act one scene two when he recognized that it is against God’s commandments to self-slaughter. Here hamlet is over dramatic and expresses his feelings by thinking about killing himself. “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt” soliloquy (I.ii.129–158) and the “To be, or not to be” soliloquy (III.i.56–88). Death occurs to Hamlet in the form of suicide, as it does to many people who suffer a great amount of loss for someone special. The only problem Hamlet sees with suicide is not being about to enter the gates of Heaven. Hamlet is a going through so much with no one that is really there to help him, his friends thinks that he is going mad when really he just needs someone

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