Hamlets Madness Compare and Constrast Essay

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Hamlets Madness

In Shakespeare's classic play Hamlet, many people look at it from two very different point
of views. Each of them changes the outcome of the story. Hamlet mentions many times in the
play that he is not crazy but only acting crazy to avenge his father's death.The way that
people look at the situation makes the outcome very important. Now from the beginning of
the play Hamlet is debating on how to handle the revenge of his Dads death. The plan that
he goes with first is to act like he is crazy or Hamlets words "As perchance to put on
antic disposition." That is the first big clue that he is just acting.Now the reasoning
for acting crazy in his plan for revenge is for everybody to think that he killed Claudius
at the spur of the moment and not a pre meditated deal. In the end to maybe save his life
from the punishment of Murder. Hamlet contemplates many times throughout the play on the
value of human life and if he could actually take someone's life. So he keeps doing weird
stuff convincing people that he really is crazy. In Act 3 Scene 4 his Mom the Queen says
"Alas he is Mad." This shows that his plan is working out so far.During Hamlet's act of
playing crazy and planning to kill Claudius it has helped him find the real value of human
life. In Hamlets "To Be or not to Be" speech he ponders the value the value of his own
life and the value of Claudius life in retrospective to his own life. He wonders does one
murder really warrant another person to die. Now If Hamlet was truly crazy he would not of
spent all on this careful planning and thought. He would have killed him a few hours after
seeing the ghost of his Dad. Hamlet has reasoning and morels enough not just to run out
and kill someone.During Hamlet's debate on what to do about his Fathers death, many other
big events happen. First he kills Polonaise thinking that he was the king hiding behind
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