Truth In Hamlet

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The essence of truth is a strong force that can make even a giant feel like a pebble. A Presence similar to a tiger hiding in the shadows waiting, feeding on the guilt felt by those that make the truth their enemy. Each human takes truth differently, and for some who are mentally more, 'imaginative ' the circumstances may change. Feeling such guilt or loss may make the pain feel more real than it is. For Hamlet, this is his truth. The loss of his father causes him to believe the ghost was there when it never really was. No one ever saw a ghost; they merely saw the truth. That is why so few people saw it, and why it only appeared circumstantially. The ghost was an initiator for Hamlet, while the ghost was only a creation of his imagination.…show more content…
Looking at the only person who can actually talk to the ghost actually reveals more about the function of the ghost in this play. Hamlet might actually have multiple personality disorder, and may not have gone mad. His original personality is still there, but he now has others that act differently, causing others to see him as crazy. Symptoms that we see Hamlet fit for this illness are impulsivity, self-destructive behavior, rituals, mood-swings, psychotic-like symptoms including auditory and visual hallucinations behavior. He is depressed, and has been emotionally disregarded by both his mother and uncle. They undermine him for mourning his father’s death and that is traumatizing to someone who cares so dearly for a lost one. We also know that there were two months in between the time of the wedding where we first meet Hamlet and his father’s death; Imagine the original impact his father’s death had on him and the criticism we have not seen from his mother and uncle. The constant emotional abuse caused him to split personalities, give voice, and picture to the ghost. His impulsivity, self-destructive behavior, and ‘rituals’ are his actions to take revenge on the murderer of his father. He goes as far as letting his uncle and mother know that he knows his father was murdered and how. He puts his life in danger in an ‘amusing’ way and does not fear the loss of his own life. In this process, he…show more content…
On the surface, it is hard to develop an answer to the question: Was Hamlet mad or was he faking it? But, if you look a little deeper you can hypothesize that Hamlet is mad. His original self was buried like his father. It is not lost, but it is hidden with the essence of truth. Having to hide behind other personalities to protect his mind from the grief of losing his father. It is not an uncommon situation. Especially in the older times when everyone with a mental illness, no matter what it was, was labeled crazy, and shunned. Nevertheless, the truth is a strong force that can make even a giant feel like a pebble. Each human takes truth differently, and for some who are mentally more, 'imaginative ' the circumstances may change. Feeling such guilt or loss may make the pain feel more real than it is, and it may break a person. Hamlet just happens to be lost to the ghost. The representation of insanity, himself, and

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