Insanity And Borderline Personality In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet, is often considered to be the pinnacle of Shakespeare’s plays. Hamlet is able to question the reader to ask themselves, is this all an act or if one’s sanity has gone to insanity. The main character of Hamlet, Hamlet, has struggled to find who is a friend, and who is a foe. Hamlet’s trust spirals and becomes so out of control, he’s able to read if one speaks the truth or is making lies under his deceitful breath. Throughout Hamlet it develops broken families, innocence, and blood. All of these common problems, lead back to the question if Hamlet is playing mind games or if he is insane. Hamlet’s manipulation often perceives that he is displaying the symptoms of being out-of-touch with reality and viewing …show more content…
He mentally becomes less and less sane. Shakespeare makes the reader think that Hamlet has only continued to deteriorate his credibility and break family bonds, causing him to have a borderline personality disorder. (What is Borderline Personality Disorder 1). This distrust between the family and the murder of his father causes Hamlet to slowly think of ending his life. “To be, or not to be? That is the question.” (III, i, 59). This famous quote is the beginnings of Hamlet wanting to leave his throne. He realizes without his father, he feels empty and has nothing to view as something that could improve of a corrupt …show more content…
As the play progresses, Ophelia becomes less fond of Hamlet. This adds onto Hamlet becomes more mentally unstable. “No my good lord. But as you did command I did repel his fetters denied his access to me.” (II, i, 108-110). Hamlet giving the letter to Ophelia gives trust issues toward each other. Hamlet is also likely bipolar as Hamlet expresses major mood swings in the play. (What is Depression 1). He remains restless towards Ophelia one moment, but in another he will be at a loss of energy thinking of his murdered father. (What is Depression 2). Hamlet’s relationship changes him how he becomes the man who he is. Ophelia is very innocent, but gets caught between a war of her family’s trust and Hamlet’s love. She doesn’t know what to believe were caused Hamlet to be hostile, but passionate for her love. Hamlet likely views his life, nothing to live for. Hamlet’s tragic flaw was either acting too far, or being mentally unstable. Only Hamlet knows if something was wrong, which led to his

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