Hamlet Mentally Incapacitated Analysis

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Hamlet: Mentally Incapacitated The plight of Hamlet remains to be a hot button topic for experts of varying expertise across time and lands. Upon first glance Hamlet exudes the qualities of a tragic hero, but with closer inspection one can only conclude the Prince of Denmark is a spineless cur with eccentric tendencies. Consorting himself with fickle ghouls of the royal sort, Hamlet takes upon himself a task so monumental the very idea of it sends him into a chaotic confusion and indecision. But it leaves the thought, was Hamlet ever in a healthy enough mental state to have accepted this duty in the first place? The common conclusion is that his melancholy was triggered by the death of his father and his mother’s flighty love; however Harold Bloom suggests that Hamlet never had a close enough relationship with either to have been truly affected by them. This leaves matters such as why Hamlet accepted the mission to be wholly unexplained. Bloom highlights the fact that Hamlet only speaks of fond memories for Yorick knowing him as “…a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy…” (V.I.169.), starkly omitting any mention of affections by way of his true father. This exemplifies Hamlet’s lack of empathy when the ghost appeared before him…show more content…
However true that may be, that he did commit a final act of loyalty for his father, along the way he still continuously lost and found an inconsistent faith that lead him along a questionable heroic path of glory. Hamlet did not die as he lived; he accomplished his task but not admirably so. He disregarded everyone that sincerely cared for him, igniting a series of events that would eventually lead to their suicides and or murders. Hamlets did what he was meant to do, but the way in which he went about leaves many wondering at the true nobility of his

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