Hamlet Has Gone Mad

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Ericka Crump Has Hamlet gone mad? In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare Hamlet acts as if he is mad or lets say insane. Whenever he interacts with the characters he is wild, crazy, and plays a fool. However in other instances when he is alone, or with Horatio his best friend, he is civilized and sane. The reason for this is simple, Hamlet is not mad but rather he just pretends to be mad in order express his feelings and think of ways to gain information about Cladius and the murder of his father.. In which Claudius poisoned his father to become king. Hamlet is sane from the moment the play begins to the moment he dies. He just wants people to think he has gone mad so they dont find his behavior suspicious, but there are instances when he goes over board. At the beginning of Hamlet, before Hamlet is told by the ghost that Claudius killed his father, Hamlet is broken up over his father’s death, and the marriage of his mother and Claudius his uncle.. “The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.” At this time he doesn’t show any signs of madness, only sorrow. “Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief, that can denote me truly.” After some time passes Hamlet is visited by the ghost of his father. The ghost instructs Hamlet that he must “[r]evenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” so now Hamlet has to revenge the death of his father. As Hamlet contemplates killing Claudius ( his uncle) he begins to doubt the words of his father’s ghost. As he is trying to determine if the ghost is a “friendly” or “evil” spirit, the players arrive at the castle. At greeting the players, Hamlet forms a plan that he intends to use in order to prove that Claudius guilty. Hamlet’s plan is to “have these players play something like the murder of my father before mine uncle,” and then have Horatio observe Claudius’ reaction. Hamlet acts most

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