Hamlet Essay | Hamlet: The Portrayal of a Madman

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Hamlet: The Portrayal of a Madman

Summary: In William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Hamlet's plan for vengeance of his father's death succeed at the expense of his own demise. Avenging his father's death may not have been possible for Hamlet without deceiving himself that he was insane.
One's state of mind may not always be determined by their behavior. In order to truly understand the thought process of a person, other factors must be considered. Hamlet's true mental state can be found by observing his motives, actions, soliloquies and behaviour around certain people. His only persistent goal is to avenge the death of his father. Insanity is his way of disguising his true thoughts and feelings. Ophelia shows the reader what true insanity looks like. When her actions are compared to Hamlet's actions, a significant difference is present in their portrayal. Hamlet also reveals his plan of insanity to Horatio. Although Hamlet's behaviors suggest he is mad, his mannerisms are really a strategic method of concealing his motives.

Upon seeing the ghost of his father, Hamlet decides to kill Claudius and avenge his father's death. At that moment, Hamlet establishes his...

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