So he is a villain not because he intended to do harm but because he is willing to use people as collateral damage as long as he achieves his goal. In order to convince the court of Denmark that he is indeed insane he walks around taking to himself, being cryptic and cruel and he basically calls Ophelia a whore when they are watching the play together. ___________. Then he goes and stabs Ophelia’s father Polonius, just because he happened to be in the wrong
Others would say that after he accepts his father 's plea for vengeance, that he uses this cloak of madness as a disguise so Claudius cannot see his murderous intentions. As many researchers know there is much evidence for both his sanity, and his madness. But which is true? In the play, Hamlet is constantly talking to himself, which is already one sign of madness, but the things that he says to himself are murderous and even suicidal quotes. One of the quotes in the play being, “HAMLET: O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter!
Hamlet's Heightening Insanity In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, it is clear that Hamlet was once sane, but the tragic events of his life led him to be insane. Grieving over the loss of a loved one, yet a parent, is extremely difficult. These hardships can cause a lot of problems in one’s life. In Hamlet, Shakespeare incorporates a theme of madness to serve a motive. In fact, Hamlet is not initially crazy, but plans to use the insanity as a trick to achieve what he wanted-- revenge.
That alone was enough for Hamlet a reason to kill his uncle even before knowing what his uncle had done. And another moment in which Hamlet had hesitated the most was when Hamlet and Ophelia’s Brother were sparring. And even in Hamlet’s false madness he could 've killed the king however Hamlet had no evidence and still wanted a proper death for claudius so Hamlet primarily used his false madness to buy time to retaliate. Hamlet was likely hesitant to kill a king. My argument is mostly theoretical.
Claudius is calm and relaxed until the ghost appears before Hamlet. It’s almost as if Claudius could feel the presence of the man he assassinated in cold blood. Claudius tries to forget the sin he committed when he murdered King Hamlet, which goes well until the ghost appears. Ghost Hamlet’s appearance eventually drives Prince Hamlet insane.Hamlet starts out as simply acting to be insane to confuse Claudius, and to keep him from uncovering Hamlet’s plot to slaughter Claudius. He starts to contemplate literally everything that comes across his mind.
Hamlet never really went fully crazy because he always thought about the consequences instead of just making a move without thinking. If that were the case, Hamlet would have killed King Claudius at the beginning of the play. “Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive.” (1.5.) After the ghost of King Hamlet says this, Prince Hamlet realizes that revenge cannot not overtake him, but he still has to fulfill his mission of killing King Claudius. “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying, and now I'll do 't.
Sentences like “My son, it is clear that you don’t know what you are doing” (Sophocles 55) salutes to the ignorance of the supposedly “wise” king. Using words like “son”, Sophocles gives an sign that even the messenger It illustrates the flaws that exist in Oedipus, amplifies it by comparing him to other who are supposedly
I cannot disagree that his advice would have ended in a better result as he would have been better off killing Hamlet and then sending him on his trip. He could’ve shifted the blame to another party, or could have avoided giving an explanation as he did with King Hamlet; Surely this way he could’ve secured his place on the throne as the king more conclusively. conclusion Claudius’ biggest mistake, one that turns around the entire play, is his implied admission of guilt during Hamlet’s Play, The murder of Gonzago. His guilty conscience leads to his prayer in the sanctuary, leading to Hamlet hearing his confession in prayer. Even though Hamlet let’s this opportunity to avenge his father, King Hamlet, slip by due to his dilemma, he is now firm in his decision to avenge his father in retributive justice.
Hamlet is more likely insane because of the action he has done and what he is going to do. He killed Polonius and slipped some crazy words during the play, So I think that Hamlet is not crazy for acting it, But crazy for been insane. Hamlet does like Ophelia. The moment that he sees her brother on the grave he starts attacking and saying that he loves Ophelia.Hamlet himself, in the play by William Shakespeare, seems to be asking himself the same question in his speech about whether it is nobler in the mind "to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" or to get out there, do something about it and exorcize any crazy ill effects of the injustice by wreaking revenge. Even today many therapists recommend that we do not internalize or
During this play of Hamlet by Shakespeare, Hamlet is approached with crazy situations that make him act out of the ordinary. Such as the vengeance he has for the killing of his father. He isn’t actually crazy but acts like it throughout the play because it is all part of his plan to kill Claudius. As the play continues his act of a maniac becomes better and better which then leads to the other characters actually believing him. But he is not really mad, he is just acting to fulfill the duty to his father.
He in the beginning went through depression which is quite normal, when a person dies naturally the first reaction is to get sad but when the ghost (Hamlets father) came and informed Hamlet that he didn’t just die but in fact was murdered, changed the who perspective and thought process of Hamlets decisions. When his anger took over he began to plot and plan how he would extract revenge on his uncle, now step father king Claudius. So when he sees the king praying he thought what a perfect opportunity but later changed his mind because he thought that since he was praying that when he died he would go up to heaven but Hamlet wanted him to suffer just like his father did. So when actors came into town, he thought what better way to mess with his conscience then having what the king did be based on a true story and so the reaction that the king had was exactly what Hamlet wanted. However in the play Hamlet was depicted as a mad man when under the surface he was very smart and calculated.