The Insanity Of Hamlet And Ophelia

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Hamlet is the prince of Denmark, whose uncle and mother betray him. Ophelia, a pure figure in the play, loves Hamlet, but he and her mind betray her. Through conflicts between their minds, and interactions with others, the madness of Ophelia and Hamlet progressed into something more than they could handle. With a lack of support given by their families, or peers, they only spiraled deeper into themselves. In the play, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the author uses the characterization of Hamlet and Ophelia’s insanity to further illustrate how madness is a vehicle to truth. Hamlet’s delusion begins directly after he learns of his father’s death. Immediately, he longs to avenge the death of his beloved father, the former King Hamlet; as he tries to piece together how this tragedy occurred, and why his mother marries his uncle, he becomes entangled in his own curiosities. He feels as though he should approach his mother, and question her; try to bring her into reality, and make her become aware of the wrong she is doing. In the first scene, after the wedding of Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, and Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, he falls into deep self pity. He is unable to speak to anyone else about his true feelings, so he reveals that his too, “...too sullied flesh would melt,/ Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew,/ Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd/ His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God, God…”(I.II.133-136). Hamlet reveals his suicidal thoughts to the audience, and

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