Madness In Hamlet And Ophelia

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare, is a play, uses Hamlet, in a complex way. Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark. Previously Hamlet’s father Old Hamlet was murdered. After When Old Hamlet killed the King of Norway Old Fortinbras. Leaving the King of Norway son Prince Fortinbras to avenge his father’s honor. Hamlet, on the other hand, was confused when who will do such thing to killed his father, until the ghost wanders in Denmark. The ghost what it appears to be Old Hamlet who claims to have been murdered by Claudius after promising to Hamlet. The author shows that Hamlet is perceived the fits of madness at the knowledge of his father’s death when he will not lose his sense but only to act to be insane. Hamlet’s madness demonstrate by proving …show more content…
Hamlet asks Ophelia where is her father. She replied “At home, my lord” (III, i, 111). This indicates Ophelia has lied to Hamlet and order her to become a nun to control her lust. As Claudius and Polonius step out of their hiding place, the king states that Hamlet 's madness is not to believe because of his love for Ophelia, but it’s can be a game that Hamlet is playing between them. The part of Hamlet’s thought for the king and had killed Polonius. As Hamlet is abusing her mother by saying that she is guilty of marrying her husband’s brother. Hamlet then took Gertrude to the mirror want her to see the reflection of her innermost self. The meaning madness in Hamlet might kill her own mother. She calls for help indicating that Hamlet knew that the King was listening to their conversation and stabbed right through the curtain and says “Nay, I know not, it is the king” (III, iv, 147). Hamlet immediately thought of Polonius to be an idiot and now die silently …show more content…
Hamlet does not trust Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Hamlet knows that they are to spy on him when they are compared to a sponge. Hamlet says “ay sir; that soaks up the king’s countenance, his rewards his authorities” (IV, ii, 163). Hamlet playfully saying that they are the king’s slave and getting all the information he needs to squeeze them dry. While Rosencrantz and Guildenstern sent Hamlet to England according to the Claudius’s commands, Hamlet finds a way to get back to Denmark and telling Horatio his secrets when they meet up. Hamlet explains to Horatio that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are idiots and having the commission to the king in England to kill Hamlet, but instead Hamlet had an idea and says “[…] I sat me down, devis’d a new commission, wrote it fair […]” (V, ii, 225). Hamlet had written another commission to the English King to asking the death for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Next Hamlet seal the letter with the signet ring in the shape of the seals of Denmark and switches the letter when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were sleeping. Hamlet’s was indeed to come back and stills plan for Claudius death for his

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