The tragedy begins, Hamlet is devastated, his father had passed and to make matters worse, his mother had remarried with his uncle. His other had taken no time in marrying his uncle after his passing. Hamlet is soon told by his friends about a spirit that was undoubtedly Hamlet’s father. Skeptical, He ascends to the top of the castle to investigate. True enough, there he was, Hamlet’s father’s spirit, with urgent news to tell his son.
The ghost also tells him that he fell asleep in the garden and Claudius poured poison in his ear to kill him. Hamlets fear about his uncle was true after all. “O my prophetic soul!” he cries (1.5.40). After finding out all this information, Hamlet was in a dark spot that lead him to acting insane to investigate the accusations that his father had made.
Hamlet is not justified by treating Gertrude the way he did. Gertrude said that Hamlet has offended his new stepfather by the play that he put on (to find out if Claudius actually did kill the king). After Hamlet hears that his mother is not proud by the way he has been acting Hamlet just goes off on her. Hamlet then says that his mother has offended his real father (King Hamlet) and completely intimidates her. Then Hamlet accuses Gertrude of lustfulness and his mother starts crying and begs him to go.
He believed this message formthe ghost but wanted confirmation. Then Hamlet confirmed and found out for sure that Claudius killed his father. He had done so just so that he could marry Hamlet’s mother. He wanted her for himself so killing him was the way to Hamlet’s mother. Then Hamlet tried to tell Polonius what had happened but Polonius thought he was acting insane.
Hamlet has been through a lot… his father has passed away, his mother has so quickly remarried not to no normal man but to his uncle. Then his friends start claiming that they’ve seen a ghost and not any regular ghost but his deceased father’s ghost… it may all sound crazy but now his father’s ghost wants Hamlet to get revenge for his father’s death. The ghost claims that his uncle did it! At first the words were hard to process and he didn’t believe but then he thought of an idea… what if Hamlet acted crazy and found little ways for his uncle to give reactions that make the statement true or not… believe it or not Hamlet eventually does end up killing his uncle, but were his actions justified?
After Granny discovered Ella reading Bluebeard to Richard, she screams in disgust and Richard interrupts , “ “But, granny, she didn’t finish,” I protested, knowing that I should have kept quiet. She bared her teeth and slapped me across my mouth with the back of her hand. “You shut your mouth,” she hissed. “You don’t know what you’re talking about!” “But I want to hear what happened!”
This claim proves to be evident because throughout the play, Hamlet tries to avenge his father’s death and goes insane doing so. This is apparent in Act III of the play when Gertrude and Hamlet are in a room of the castle and Hamlet sees the ghost of his father again. Gertrude, however, does not see the ghost because it is simply a figment of Hamlet’s imagination. (Shakespeare III.IV.131-135). Hamlet’s madness is a product of the death of his father, which supplements the claim that fathers can impact their sons in a destructive manner.
When word spreads about the trials and how serious the townspeople are taking the situation, is when people act out in all different ways. Out of fear of being tried for death, the townspeople accuse one another just to save oneself. In the beginning of the play when Hale confronts Tituba she cries frantically and says she does not work for the devil only so she does not die. Tituba is only brought up because of Williams. Williams deceives the court and everyone else so she would not be tried for punishment.
She was outraged when she found out that her brother Polyneices was going to be left to rot and be eaten by animals, because he was a traitor to the city. Antigone believed that her brother deserved a proper burial even though he tried going against the city unlike her other brother Eteocles. She asks Ismene (her sister) to join her in this act of rebellion but Ismene does not want to get in trouble for going against her kings orders so Antigone does it on her own. Creon feels disrespected and punishes Antigone for not following his rules. He seals Antigone while she is alive, inside a tomb.
When the play first began Hamlet did not seem crazy but more depressed and suicidal after his father’s death, he did not begin to act crazy until learning about his father’s murder. ”How strange or odd soe’er I bear myself, to put an antic disposition on...”, here Hamlet tells Horatio that he will start to act crazy but for them to just ignore it. After this when Hamlet only acts mad around thoses who he does not trust but when
The side that I am choosing is that George should have killed Lennie because Lennie can’t live by himself, he is mentally challenged, and Curley would have killed him anyway if George didn 't. Lennie is mentally challenged and he likes to talk to dead animals and other different things. He gets in trouble a lot and can 't really do anything by himself because he will always be getting in trouble if he is by himself. “Jus wanted to feel that girl’s dress-jus wanted to pet it like it was mouse(Steinbeck 11). The quote proves my reason because Lennie got both George and Lennie in trouble because he wanted to feel a girls dress. George should have killed Lennie because Lennie can 't live by himself and I believe if George didn 't kill Lennie
He decides to tell both of his friends, Maria and Tom. Tom instantly assumes that he’s crazy. Maria, on the other hand, doesn’t jump to that conclusion but instead, she seriously considers that he might actually be telling the truth. (Page 139) Everybody else always assumed he was just making it up, especially adults.
To be depressed or not to be depressed, that is the argument. Depression is a common disorder amongst people, but just because you are depressed, it does not make you insane. We see this assumption made in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. Many believe Hamlet was insane because of the way he acted and reacted towards everything. In reality Hamlet was depressed and enraged because of the actions of others towards him and his own emotions.