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The role of a madman that is played by Hamlet tries to proof that the poet is a genius. There is no way that a guarantor for the madness of the prince can be provided not unless the readers are ready to hold that no mad man can stimulate lunacy. Shakespeare must as well have been insane to make it possible for him to portray the traits of a madman in the play. The portraying of the lunacy traits cannot be ascribed to the characters since they are just used as tools to portray it. This is a sign and a way to portray the genius possessed by Shakespeare (Rosenberg, P 393).
The perfect awareness of the symptoms that depict madness possessed by Shakespeare appears to be the products of both his imagination and the observation that he has made from the symptoms that are exhibited by real people. The way he portrays madness in the play, is a reality as compared to the real madness in nature and very true to the nature. It is more accurate to say that his knowledge on the deranged is due to his observation and the research he had done but not from his imagination.
The sincerity of the madness of Hamlet can only be known by knowing the intention of the poet since medical experts had testified that he had all the symptoms that suggested dementia. A comparison of the madness that is shown by Hamlet and Edgar in the Hamlet is symbolized by a flash of light that occurs in the darkness. This is because they are both seen to be pretending that they are mad. Edgar suffers from the disloyalty of his brother and he plays the role of a fool. This happens to Hamlet who is also a victim of his uncle’s disloyalty and he is deceived by his impersonate madness (Rosenberg, P 393).
In Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Hamlet, we are expected to find both the proofs of madness in Ophelia and the signs and indications that the prince was faking his lunacy. The first indicator is that the depicted madness of Hamlet conforms to the stories told by the use of the
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From this research it is clear that in Hamlet, a Danish prince is mourning the death of his father, also named Hamlet. His mother has married Claudius less than one month after Hamlet Sr.’s death. Moreover, young Hamlet was informed by the ghost of his father that Claudius killed him. This is enough to make anybody in this situation feel the same way that Hamlet does – depressed, angry, and ineffectual.
In his dazzling career, Shakespeare generated literary compositions of art. What distinguishes Shakespeare to other renowned writers of his era, or subsequently, is his aptitude to systematize a sensible plot, administer themes, and build up characters in his composition.
Prince Hamlet acknowledge about his Father’s killer when his Father’s ghost itself appears in front of him and let out the truth. Once Hamlet hears this, his blood boils and he somehow wants to kill his father’s murderer. Hamlet took much longer to kill Claudius because the latter is a king and encountering such a person is not an easy task.
However, one has to agree that it is his lukewarm approach and his inability to kill Claudius that resulted in the death of many others, resulting in a tragic end not only of his but many others. However, a close look reveals that it is his nature to plan and execute complex operations well.
According to the report death traces its way through the entire play from the opening scene dealing with a confrontation with a deceased man’s ghost to the last scene, which leaves nearly all characters dead after a bloodbath. Hamlet constantly reflects on the element of death from a number of angles.
On the other hand, the question of Hamlet’s insanity lies in ambiguity. The audience fails to tell whether Hamlet feigns or is truly mad. The theme of madness evidenced by the two characters contributes to the play’s overall themes of uncertainty, doubt, and revenge.
The first printed version of the play came out in 1603, with another edition featuring an enlargement of the text coming out a year after. The first public performance of the play was held before the arrival of the first print version, in 1602. The story itself is said to have borrowed from a number of previously existing works.
The focus of this paper is to identify the pattern in which Hamlet talks about himself and his dilemma throughout the book. In Hamlet, the main dilemma is to be or not to be both for himself and for King Claudius who is the murderer of his father.
Ophelia falls for Hamlet, but Polonius, his father, dismisses it fearing that she will be heartbroken.
Through a ghost of his late father, Hamlet finds out that King Claudius killed his father. The ghost instructs Hamlet to