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.
Alexander mention in his article that the only characters in the play who regard Hamlet as mad is the king and his henchman, even those were full of doubts and we can see this through the king speech when he ordered his henchman to go and talk with Hamlet and know from him why he puts on this confusion, this implies that the king understand Hamlet's strange behavior as feign and not real madness. Even Polonius; though he is the first person to declare that Hamlet is mad and has lost his mind, and the purpose of his madness is due to his love with Ophelia, yet he declares that Hamlet is clever by saying: "Thought he is mad, but there is method in it" (II.ii.203-4). This implies that Hamlet has purpose or plan for his madness; he assures that he is pretending. He ends his article by illustrating his point of view: There need no doubt, then that Hamlet's madness was really feigned.. . .
“Mad in Craft” Insanity, by definition, is the “unsoundness of mind sufficient to render a person unfit to maintain a contractual or other legal relationship or sufficient to warrant commitment to a mental health facility,” and “the inability to know right from wrong from one’s doings,” (dictionary.com). One who is generally deemed to be “insane” would exhibit unruly actions without an understanding of what they were doing. Throughout the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the main character, Hamlet, can be arguably determined to be insane. However; Hamlet actually pretends to be insane in order to expose Claudius of killing King Hamlet. Hamlet is sane because he admits to pretending to be insane, he only acts insane around the
Theme Presentation Sanity vs. Insanity Theme Statement: Madness is a useful tool for Hamlet as it helps them reveal the truth. In the play Ophelia and Hamlet ignore all social boundaries as a result of madness. Introduction: When the ghost of his father appears initially triggers his madness. He then harnesses his madness to trap Claudius. This act of madness unfortunately leads to the unintentional death of Polonius.
After the slow transition from Hamlet’s mournful state, to his ever growing state of madness, does his madness itself become his primary mode of communication with the other characters? 2. Hamlet suggests that his only pretending to be mad, can this be true seeing that he does such a good job doing so? Or is his suggestion of him pretending to be mad is to help himself feel saner? Translation POLONIUS What is it Ophelia, what’s the matter?
HAMLET REMARKS, “HIS MADNESS IS POOR HAMLET’S ENEMY.” EXPLAIN HAMLET’S MOTIVATION BEHIND THIS COMMENT AND EXAMINE HOW TRUE HIS REMARK IS. "If a person in a rational state of mind decides to act crazy, to abuse the people around him regardless of whether he loves those people or hates them, and to give free expression to all his antisocial thoughts, when he starts to carry out those actions, its it possible to say at what point the stops pretending and starts actually being crazy?". In other words, if you pretend to be insane for a long time that insanity rubs off on you and you forget that you are actually pretending. However, this quote relates to the character Hamlet, in the play Hamlet which was written by William Shakespeare and
The family drama keeps Hamlet from having any true support. But, next Ophelia enters the plot. As sad as it is Hamlet is so brilliant that he will eventually use poor Ophelia for revenge. Hamlet is so capable of destroying a person. H e uses attacking with language, plays with words and cons people into thinking his way or believing what he wants them to believe.
I think that Hamlet did the things that he did purposefully. After he speaks with his father as a ghost, he talks to the night guards. He tells them not to say anything of it, "As I perchance hereafter shall think meet to put an antic disposition on. "(Act 1 Scene 5 Line 190) This means that he was pretending to be crazy. I think he wanted to do this so that no one would figure out what he was really trying to do.
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.