Hamlet is not crazy because his actions, his intelligence, and his words ultimately prove his sanity. In order to prove by actions that Hamlet is sane, one must look at his mannerisms, his overall state of mind, and his body language. Throughout Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, there are numerous examples of where Hamlet’s mannerisms, although seemingly insane, actually prove his sanity. An example is when in act one scene two, Hamlet is genuinely forlorn and in grief over his father’s death (I.ii.79-89). This shows that Hamlet is truly in sorrow the whole endurance of the play.
Strategically, this gives him incredible power over the direction of the story by being indisputably credible and also the rock that Hamlet clings to in the storm of his mind. Horatio enjoys the absolute trust of those who know him. He is the one the guards bring to witness with them the ghost’s appearance, Hamlet seeks for council regarding Claudius, and even Claudius asks to look after Hamlet. These relationships put him in a position to manipulate the other characters to his will, but he doesn’t. The real purpose for his strategic power is as a transmitter of unbiased information.
Matt knows how much Tam Lin loved him, because of the way he treated him. Tam Lin knows El Patron very well and he started noticing how Matt was different from El Patron. Tam Lin guided Matteo to be a better person teaching him respect and morals so he didn’t become
The death of one’s father and a ghostly visitation thereafter are events that would challenge the sanity of anyone. The circumstances of King Hamlet’s death render it especially traumatic. The late King seemed to be an idol to his son; Hamlet looked up to him and aspired to have the same qualities. Hamlet doesn't like King Claudius and sees him as a swindling usurper who has stolen not only the dead King’s throne, but Hamlet’s as well(2.4). Hamlet shows Gertrude that she has lowered her standards by marrying Claudius, When he refers to old Hamlet as, “A combination and a form indeed / Where every god did seem to set his seal” (3.4.55-61).
How does Sheriff make the relationship between Osborne and Raleigh such a memorable part of the play In the play, the first person Raleigh meets is Osborne. Osborne is polite to Raleigh, and throughout the play offers advice to Raleigh because he is young, and naive. Raleigh needs someone to give him directions, and avuncular Osborne helps him out. This is shown when Raleigh first enters the trench, Osborne says ‘Sit down, won’t you?’ and ‘I should take your pack off’. These simple orders portrays his enthusiasm for war, yet shows Raleigh being nervous like you would expect a young boy to be that has just arrived in the front line.
In the soliloquy, Hamlet is at first upset with himself about finding ways to avoid avenging his Father’s murder, like his spirit in ghost form told him to. This complaining turns into self hatred and then Hamlet is insulting himself outright. The main reason for this is he has agreed to get revenge on Claudius so his father’s spirit can be at peace, but he hasn’t done it yet. The fact that the Player seems to be more able to get into the mindset of revenge than he can further discourages him. This on top of the fact that Hamlet’s dad is dead and his mother married that man he hates most in the world makes for a pretty melancholy fellow.
What we see throughout the play and primarily at the final scene is the unveiling of everyone’s true motives, removing these masks and ultimately resulting in each four character’s demise, which makes this a true tragedy. Polonius, the trusted councillor to the king, appears to be a good man, and a trusting and caring father, to both Laertes and Ophelia. To Laertes upon his preparation to leave for college, Polonius gives his blessing: “To thine own self be true, And it must follow as the night the day Though canst not the false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee.” (Act 1, scene 3, lines 78-81). However, once Laertes has left, Polonius sends out a spy on his son, because he does not trust him, despite his prior blessing.
This strong connection between father and son is demonstrated in Act 1 Scene 4 and 5 when the ghost appears to Hamlet. Without hesitation Hamlet trusts the ghost and follows him, “Go on. I’ll follow thee”. This shows the extent of their relationship since Hamlet, without hesitation, follows the ghost and does not even consider that he may be “the devil” in disguise. Without this key relationship Hamlet would not have been coerced to “put an antic disposition on” and thus the events in the play would not have occurred.
He wants to end all the pain and grief that his father's death brought upon him. But then again, he might just be saying all this because he knows that Polonius and Claudius are listening in. But in fact, nobody will ever know if Hamlet’s intentions to commit suicide were in any way, shape, or form true. Shakespeare carefully manipulates his language with abundant detail and imagery to illustrate the development of Hamlet's mind in this famous speech. After Hamlet makes this shocking announcement, Hamlet goes into a dreamlike world producing many images such as “The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea
Hamlet's tragic flaw is he spends too much time thinking and not enough time acting. Hamlet dwells too much on whether or not to act on something, and by the time he decides to act, it is too late. When Hamlet finally decides to kill Claudius, he sees him praying and decides to wait longer. The