In the play Hamlet acts mad. He is not crazy however but is merely pretending to be. Before he begins this act he tells Horatio and Marcellus what he is about to do. Polonius notices that there is too much sense in Hamlets charade for him to be truly crazy. Hamlet makes sure his uncle is guilty of murder before enacting his revenge.
At the start of the play, Shakespeare introduces Claudius as a wise and confidant ruler with no apparent flaw. He portrays himself to be mourning for the recent loss of his brother the prior king. As the play goes on, Hamlet learns of his father’s murder which causes him to act unusually. Claudius, sensing Hamlet’s change in character, employs his servants to spy on his nephew. His suspicion of Hamlet is only minor until he watches the play written by Hamlet.
Is Hamlet Insane? The topic of whether Hamlet is insane or not insane has become a very controversial dispute. Some say he Hamlet actually started to progressively become insane as the play went on (thoughts of suicide, etc.) and some say that he just put on an act to gain an opportunity to avenge his father’s death., who was murdered my Claudius, his brother. I believe that Hamlet was completely aware of the words he spoke and the actions he made and acted in a way that could be considered “insane” for vengeance.
He felt as if his mother had betrayed him and his dead father. His motivation was to act insane to take revenge on his uncle but he lost control of himself. He wanted his uncle to confess to killing his father so he wrote a play that explain how the murder took place and wanted to see how his uncle reacted to the play. If he showed any type of guiltiness then he knew for sure that the ghost was not dishonest
Hamlet's moral struggle for revenge becomes an obsession causing a change in his character. Hamlet goes so far as to feigned madness in order to achieve his revenge here he is speaking to Marcellus and Horatio saying, ”To put and antic disposition on- That you, at such times seeing me, never shall," (Shakespeare 1379) which foreshadows a change in Hamlet’s character. For Hamlet to get revenge he must change the way he acts in doing so he starts to struggle with everything else in his life like his relationships with Ophiela, and Gertrude. When seeing his father's ghost, he unquestionably accepts all he hears as truth, but doesn't act on it until he can verify it in some way. His organization of the players' performance of "The Murder of Gonzago" shows this well; only after seeing Claudius' reaction to the play does he prepare to act on the Ghost's plea for revenge.
Hamlet’s mental state plays a large role as he is severely depressed by the death of his father and also very disturbed by his mother marrying his uncle. At that point Hamlet has two options, to somehow fill the void his father had left, or to slip into madness. The perfect solution came when Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet, appeared to him as a ghost. His dad told him that Claudius killed him and he wanted Hamlet to avenge his death. This was perfect for Hamlet.
40-43). He should think the ghost is right because of the unusual events with his father’s passing and his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle; accused of killing his father, the king, by the ghost. Yet he questions that it may be a demon coming with intentions of wicked proportions. Prioritizing his love for Ophelia, Hamlet did not show his love to Ophelia until she was just a cold, dead corpse being put 6 feet under. Throughout the play Hamlet has not shown any affection or true love towards Ophelia and has put her off.
After Claudius had realized that Hamlet knows he committed the murder of his father, he decides to send Hamlet to England to his death, and orders Guildenstern and Rosencrantz to follow Hamlet, and he uses the method of deception by lying to the two courtiers by telling them that he is sending Hamlet away due to his madness and weird behaviour, but Claudius is really afraid for others to find the truth behind King Hamlet’s death. As stated in the following quote “I like not him, nor stands it safe with us to let his madness range. Therefore prepare you. I your commission will forthwith dispatch, and he to England shall along with you.” (3.3.1-4). this quote indicates the dishonesty that Claudius is showing to the two
Hamlet who is focused on getting revenge on Claudius ends up stabbing Polonius who is behind the curtains as Polonius drops to the floor, Gertrude calls Hamlet's deed “most rash and bloody”(3.4.27). The ghost suddenly enters, visible only to Hamlet. He addresses it, prompting Gertrude (who sees nothing) to think he has now positively lost his mind. The most prominent confession of sanity then comes after as Hamlet says to Queen Gertrude, “I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft” ( 3.5.188). He is trying to reveal to his mother that he is not truly insane but is instead acting.
Hamlet: Sanely Ingenious or Genuinely Insane? Sanity, Insanity or feigning madness. William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the price of Denmark, has always been interpreted in numerous ways; whether he is mad or pretending to be so. After reading Shakespeare's Hamlet we all have this question in our minds and wondering about the true personality of Hamlet, was he actually going mad because of all what he faced? Or was it only a plan to achieve his revenge from his uncle?