Madness And Madness In Hamlet

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Upon Exploring many different aspects of the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, one cant help but identify several subjects. These Subjects are key to understanding the play and being able to understand the way Shakespeare puts his ideas for the play. These also will help us in getting to know Shakespeare’s shared and collective ideas.

Madness
In the beginning Hamlet 's actions try to reveal him as mad and crazy so as to fool people into thinking he is not harmful. All this is happening as he tries to investigate the death of his father and how Claudius is involved with it.
But as the play progresses, Hamlet 's behavior becomes more inconsistent. As a result of His mad actions, he seems to begin to lose his grip on reality. The situations he has to manage
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Although caring a lot for both of them, he 's skeptical, as well.
In the case of his mother, Gertrude, Hamlet feels that she really did not love her first husband or even respect their marriage by getting remarried too fast. This makes hamlet furious and that she has to some extent disappointed him so much.
Then there 's Ophelia. From the way the characters talk, we know Hamlet has been pursuing Ophelia for some time. But after Hamlet starts to act mad and crazy, it doesn 't take long for him to assume that Ophelia is conspiring secretly together with Claudius, Gertrude and Polonius.
Hamlet feels as if both women have let him down. He is quick to point out flaws though jokes and indirectly remarks. Gertrude is considered the stronger of the two while Ophelia is viewed as a true victim of circumstance. In either case, the discussion of the role and treatment of women in Hamlet is crucial taking into consideration that they haven’t been shown to be superior. Hamlet has been made very anti-women because of his mother and says 'frailty thy name is woman ' suggesting that he considers the female sex to be weaker party.

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