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Is Hamlet's Madness His True Feelings?

In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, there is much controversy concerning the protagonist, Hamlet, and whether or not his madness is indeed his true feelings. It is a confusing time in Hamlet’s life as his father has passed away, his uncle took position as king and has wed Hamlet’s very own mother, then the ghost of his deceased father appeared to him with instructions to seek revenge on Claudius - Hamlet’s uncle and his moms new husband, and, finally, the love of his life Ophelia rejects him by the order of her father, Polonius. This would seem to be enough for one to lose control of their own actions and go mad. Hamlet shows throughout the play that he has lost control of himself in some cases.
His madness, which dominates the play, could be evil or Hamlet might just have been doing it for reasons. This is a very confusing topic to talk about because who knows what Hamlet actually is thinking. It could be understood that he was actually mad for sure but then there is a part...

Posted by: Rainey Day

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