William Shakespeare 's Hamlet - Madness Essay examples

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Madness is a certain kind of illness that you can’t control your emotions. William shakespeare’s play Hamlet shows how Hamlet’s madness is a big part of the play and how it was shown in the whole play. People speak more openly and freely and say whatever they’re thinking when they believe they are around people who are made. Hamlet tells Horatio that he is pretending to be mad because he needs someone to confide. We know Hamlet is pretending to be mad because he tells Horatio he is going to put on an act so he can gather information to see who killed his father. I 'm going to show his use of madness as part of his revenge plot, then the proof before he acts. Hamlet’s right time to act is crucial to his plot as he figures out each of the characters plot.

Horatio shows Hamlet the ghost that looked like king Hamlet, so Hamlet starts talking to the ghost and was told that Claudius killed him. So after Hamlet speaks with the ghost, Hamlet had to think it over to see if he was going to listen to the ghost and do what he asked asked him to do. So after a moment of thinking Hamlet decides he is going to listen to the ghost and put on a play for Claudius and Gertrude of possibly the setting of how he thinks Claudius killed king Hamlet or if he was even the one who killed king Hamlet.

“To put an antic disposition on-

That you, at such times seeing me, never shall,

with arms encumbered thus, or his headshake,

or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase,”

Later in Hamlet,…

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