The Death Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare Essays

1147 Words Apr 14th, 2016 5 Pages
In Hamlet, Shakespeare shows that insane revenge is never the answer. An insane pursuit for revenge will only cause more pain and suffering. Suffering in which any number of variables could have prevented including control over Hamlet 's mood swings. This can is shown when his decisions caused the death of Laertes, Ophelia, Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. I believe that Hamlet was insane, and at times his desperation to avenge his father made it worse for not only him but also the other characters. Each character brought out Hamlet’s same side and insane side. Today Hamlet would have bipolar disorder, a condition affecting 2.6% of the population. The dictionary definition of insanity is “A state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction; seriously mentally ill.” Even though Hamlet at times may have displayed normal sane behavior he still suffered from an insane disorder that impaired his judgement.
“It is nearly impossible to enter into a discussion about Shakespeare 's Hamlet without bringing up the subject of madness. After all, the word 'madness ' is specifically used 18 times in the play, and the majority of the quotes revolves around one of the central questions in Hamlet: Is Hamlet mad?” Wrote Karen Harker University of North Texas. Hamlet uses his insanity to his advantage several times throughout the play, Hamlet reserves his insanity to his main target Claudius and his allies. Ophelia was a target in…

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