Hamlet Soliloquies Prove Him A Mad Man Analysis

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His Soliloquies Prove Him A Sane Man: Hamlet’s soliloquies are his inner, but deep thoughts of his mind, he through his soliloquies out-poured his emotions and feelings, his disgust and contemplation on life, death, fortune and freedom. Granville-Barker (1936) says that, “when he is alone, we have the truth of him, but it is his madness which is on public exhibition.” Hamlet in a true picture, as a man of highly scholarship and as a student of deep philosophy, is revealed through these soliloquies. The thoughts which he reveals in these soliloquies have a universal appeal and are remarkable for their poetic quality and excellence of language. Through his soliloquies the inner hamlet is shown out, his feelings for others, and his feelings for…show more content…
Here it must be Hamlet’s trick to continue with his task of avenging his uncle Claudius. Why Should Hamlet Assume Madness? Here a question arises finally, why should Hamlet assume madness, first of all before the very girl whom he loved from the core of his heart? There could be many reasons, but one of those is that of hasty marriage of mother has produced a sort of disgust for woman in his heart. Thus, he said; “Frailty, thy name is woman.” And after that the revelation of his father’s ghost made him mentally unnerved and disturbed him extremely, “He is shaken with terrible disillusionment, he is on the verge of dark dungeon beyond which loom of ominous shadows of utter despair and disbelief in the good of mankind(Umrani;______;41).” Nothing in the world interests him, neither man nor woman. He feels disloyalty and treachery in everyone except Horatio. Other reason is that, “He assumes madness as a means of concealing his actual disturbance of mind. His over-excitability may betray him, but if it be a received opinion that his mind is unhinged, such as excess of over-excitement will pass unobserved and unstudied (Dowden; 1899; 24).” Hamlet was a keen observer of other characters and he had a sharp sense of judging others thus, to fool other by his ‘antic disposition’ he progressed towards his goal and the way he behaved and talked with others would be taken as due to his madness. Thus, he felt…show more content…
He pretended his madness to know the plans, actions and loyalties of others towards him, and it was a trick to be played by Hamlet to know what others are thinking of him and to do what he wanted to. The word of Stopford Brooke (1913;96) would be best to take as a conclusion about the madness of Hamlet, “All man of genius are mad, genius itself is a kind of madness.. . . . . If genius is a madness, Hamlet was mad, but the maddest man that ever lived in England was Shakespeare, who made Hamlet. The fact is that Shakespeare never intended to represent Hamlet as mad or half mad, or verging on madness, and when he wished to represent real madness and to contrast it with feigned madness. He created the real madness of Ophelia and did it with wonderful truth and skill. There is not a trace of madness in

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