She is faced with a huge dilemma, not being allowed to talk to her beloved Hamlet who apparently does not even want to be with her any longer. To make things worse, Hamlet of course accidentally murders her father. The first act of insanity by Claudius spreads this infectious behavior into other characters. After all, Claudius must have been very unstable to think that murdering his brother and marrying his sister-in law would be a good idea. In addition, Gertrude is not as innocent as she would like to think either, she remarried in a matter of months and seems more worried about keeping her high social status instead of grieving the loss of her husband.
Swag. In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the main character is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero. Hamlet is considered to be a tragic hero because he has a tragic flaw that in the end is the cause of his downfall. This play is an example of a Shakespearean tragic play because it has all of the characteristics of the tragic play. As defined by Aristotle, a tragic play has a beginning, middle, and end, unity of time and place, a tragic hero, and the concept of catharsis.
The influence Hamlet’s past has on his actions is apparent in everything he does. His father’s death has left him with ill feelings towards his mother and uncle. His mother’s remarriage to his uncle makes Hamlet skeptical about women and their roles in the life of men. Ophelia’s betrayal only furthers Hamlet’s conviction that women destroy the very essence of men. Hamlet’s feminine issues highly motivate the majority of his actions.
It is not that hard to believe that Hamlet has gone insane if one simply looks at the circumstances that could have made him lose his grip on reality. For one thing, his father, the former King of Denmark has died; and before he is cold in his grave, Queen Gertrude has married Hamlet’s uncle, the new King of Denmark Claudius! This alone would cause most to go insane; and the reason why relations between Hamlet and Claudius become strained, and Hamlet’s attitude becomes destitute. Since the death of his father, Hamlet has been what appeared to be in a state of madness. His madness is the result of his fragile personality being confronted with the great anguish of his father’s passing.
Soon after, the young prince is visited by a ghost that resembled the appearance of his dead past father. To increase confusion on Hamlet’s situation even more, the ghost gives details about the truth of King Hamlet’s death; the King was murdered by Claudius while asleep. Because of this and other similar factors, like betrayal, Hamlet began to fall down into a sense of insanity. Throughout William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, indication of Prince Hamlet’s true madness is seen in his feelings of abandonment and betrayal from the relationships he has with his family and friends, the unstable emotions and thoughts of avenging his father’s “unnatural” murder, and the unbelievable appearance and meeting of the presumably ghost of former king of Denmark Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet. The character of Hamlet has
Shortly after the funeral, Queen Gertrude marries Claudius, King Hamlet’s brother, and the two find Hamlet mourning his father’s death. After Claudius discusses death with Hamlet, Horatio and two watchmen take Hamlet to see a ghost that they discovered, which resembles the late King Hamlet. Hamlet follows the ghost and it declares that it is his father’s spirit, and that he was murdered by Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge on the man who take over his throne and married his wife, the ghost disappears with the dawn. Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death, but he delays and enters into a deep and even apparent state of madness.
His shameful face made his parents hate him and ignore him. They even asked him to wear a mask and kept him away. "Erik himself laments the fact that his mother was horrified by his appearance and that his father, a master mason, never saw him." Being deserted by the whole world, Erik had a strong sense of inferiority, choosing to close his heart and live alone in the darkness. The Phantom sings to Christine as an angel, he teaches her how to sing, and he uses his beautiful voice to control Christine and make Christine love him.
(Hamlet, I.ii.156-159) He was later followed by a ghost. It was his father speaking to him telling Hamlet that he had been poisoned by his brother, Hamlets uncle. “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown.” (Ghost, I.v.40-41) Hamlet was outraged, and knew something had to be done. His mother married the man that killed his father. Hamlet was confused and left in a state of despair.
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).
The context of Hamlet leaves enough evidence to prove that Hamlet was sane and only pretended to be mad. The first time that the reader sees Hamlet, he is distraught due to his father’s death and the marriage of the Queen and Claudius, Hamlet’s mother and his father’s murderer. Hamlet describes his thoughts by saying, “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God!