Hamlet Fear Analysis

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Insanity is but a door that keeps people in, it’s not locked, most are just afraid to open. However, fear is not the only thing that stops even human curiosity from leaving the shelter of sanity. Other factors also come into play, such as one’s own personal circumstances preventing escape. Another would be the individual’s connections to not just others but with himself. When considering the evidence provided in the play “Hamlet”, by William Shakespeare, specific scenes can be thoroughly dissected to highlight Hamlet’s stability.

Fear assumes a vital part in the play “Hamlet”, however more it assists Hamlet in keeping up his rational soundness. In Hamlet’s famous soliloquy he quotes, “Conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native
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Early on in the play the Queen speaks “I doubt it is no other but the main;/ His father’s death, and our o’erhasty marriage.”(II, ii. 56-57). The Queen makes a viable point as to saying this because in all reality Hamlet was very close to his parents and he loved them dearly. Love was what kept him connected to himself, it helped him cope with being alone in his mind. His relationship with his father when he was alive made it so that it would be impossible to reject the request of vengeance by the ghost, it was not just his responsibility to set things right but his feelings that told him that it is his loving father that needs his help. On the other side Hamlet also had a deep connection with his mother, that was somewhat severed due to the fact of remarriage with his uncle. Still even though he has these swirling emotions inside of him that controls his hatred for his mother’s action deep down he still loved her as shown when he was not willing to hurt her and obeyed her. One other person that was very close and dear to Hamlet was Ophelia as stated by Polonius in his line “This is the very ecstasy of love”(II, i, 103), in which he dictates that Hamlet is going crazy because of his deep love for Ophelia. Polonius of course did not see the big picture but was very much on the dot when he said Hamlet was dear to Ophelia. Hamlet was not mad he was just undoubtedly dejected, he hid the tears behind he needed to shed with complete nonsense with strangely enough had meaning. Every word he spoke came from his thoughts which he expressed in a way which would have easily been interpreted as

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