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... In Hamlet, a Danish prince is mourning the death of his father, also d Hamlet. His mother has married Claudius, and she married this man 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. The sililoquies in the play show that this is how Hamlet is feeling. What the sililoquies do not show, however, is that Hamlet is mad. For instance, in some sililoquies, Hamlet is shown plotting devious plots. In others, he is simply tilting at windmills, so to speak, unable to really do anything effective to...