He also thought that the ghost may try to lead him to do something bad that would ruin his soul. Hamlet felt wrongful action about killing claudius. Prufrock can relate to Hamlet in the state of fearing. Prufrock feared that the girl he liked wouldn 't like him back because of the way the he looked and his age. Hamlet is scared that the ghost that he saw early in the play wasn 't real.
Most readers aren’t able to differentiate his behavior from a demented mind or genuine madness. In an article titled “The Real or Assumed Madness of Hamlet”, the author Simon Augustine Blackmore mentions that “the poet (Shakespeare) portrayed the abnormal actions of a demented mind and that a real madman could not enact the character more perfectly.” We see how Hamlet uses his mimic madness to guard the truth of his father’s fratricide. Simon also acknowledges “the unaided genius of Shakespeare” because of how he creates such a perfect character from a real life tragedy. If Hamlet were indeed using sarcasm to cover up what he knew, this would make him the most intelligent persona in the play. He utilizes him mental situation to help know others better and catch them in the paranoia as the plot builds up.
3.3.72-73), Hamlet says, as he is debating whether or not to kill the king as he prays and thinks to himself if he kills him now then the king will just go to heaven because he is praying. Because of him overthinking the murder of Claudius and not taking action at the time he was able to, he had created a domino effect of events. Hamlet finally followed through with his plan after a long time of thinking, but he had killed Polonius. Polonius’ murder led to Ophelia committing suicide and Laertes getting involved and wanting to venge on Hamlet for killing his
In the Shakespearean play, the protagonist, Hamlet is said to have gone mad by the other characters. Many of those that come in contact with the main character believe that he has gone crazy, including his own mother. It appears that all of the characters believing Hamlet is deranged have some form of connection to the current king, Claudius. I think that Hamlet’s bizarre behavior is a ploy, the cunning man does not want others to view him as a threat; Hamlet hopes to investigate his father’s death and form a plan to enact his revenge. Due to the fact that only people with a connection to the King believe that Hamlet has gone mad, I suspect that Hamlet’s madness is an act of dramatics rather than a true change in mental state.
Hamlet is currently going through a traumatic situation in accordance to all that is happening with his crazy family. Furthermore, there is a certain point in the play where Hamlet displays the traits of someone who is utterly insane. In act 3 of the play Hamlet recites his famous poem known by many, "To be or Not To be," Hamlet is a madman when reciting the very poem. In addition, Hamlet also displays the traits of a madman when he declares that his love for Ophelia is a total lie when at one point he definitely loved her. Furthermore, his attitude around everyone throughout the play suggests that his mental
The Crucible focuses on the inconsistencies of the Salem Witch Trials and the extreme behavior that can result from dark desires and hidden agendas. The motions of the play vary from sneaky, dark, and sad to times of love and desire. The witch trials were full of hysteria which also had a strong role in tearing up the community of Salem. The people became very active in the hysterical climate and not only out of genuine religious piety but also because it gave them a chance to express repressed sentiments and to act on their long held grudges. John Proctor is the main character of The Crucible and is a much tormented individual.
“To be or to not be”, Hamlet is talking about if it is even worth living. He is uncertain with his love of ophelia, his anger towards his mother, his revenge on the king and that is all because the young prince is not even sure if he wants to be alive and breathing. He doesnt care to die he does not fear death he isnt really spooked by the thought of either he actually think it would an easy way out and thinks about it, but then decides not and just stick with the idea of revenge. His uncertainty about wanting to live is another delay of the new and corrupt king. Some people may believe that uncertainty is what prolonged his actions but however Hamlet’s love for his mother could have been another reason he did not kill the king right away because he didn’t know his mother’s true feelings about the new king.
Internally, he despises his mother for getting married so fast to the brother who murdered his father. Once the Ghost informs him of the murder, for the rest of the play, Hamlet struggles internally between wanting more sound proof of Claudius 's guilt so as to avoid regicide and his desire to kill him. This internal conflict leads to a lot of the external conflicts that Hamlet has to face throughout the rest of the play.The internal and external conflicts are closely intertwined in this play. It is mostly a play about the journey of a tortured soul to find peace with his duty to his murdered father and King through action.Hamlet 's main conflicts, both externally and internally, stem from the death of his father, King Hamlet, by his uncle Claudius. When, in Act I, the ghost of his father appears to his son, asking him to avenge his murder, Hamlet 's life becomes rife with conflict and Hamlet 's dilemma becomes the focal point of the entire play.As a man of great thought, Hamlet 's hesitates after his first reaction to the
Upon hearing this information, Hamlet agrees to proceed with the request his father has made. This is the true beginning of Hamlet’s mental demise, because not only did he listen to a ghost, but he became willing to murder a family member, let alone his uncle. No sane person would do such an act, even in a state of grief similar to that of Hamlet’s. Following the events in scene one, Hamlet develops a plan that involves him acting insane. When his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive to the castle, Hamlet has fully excelled into acting insane by saying random comments in regular conversation, such as “I am but mad north-north-west.
Tragic flaw- Hamlet’s major tragic flaw is his natural tendency to overthinking without acting. He waits months to execute his plan for revenge. He has something truly worthwhile to fight for, yet he hesitates. Additionally, his overthinking foils any actions he might have executed. Hamlet had the perfect opportunity to kill Claudius while he was praying, but he talked himself out of it.