The Main Characters Of Hamlet In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Hamlet is crazy and is imagining the ghost and is actually the one who killed his father and is suffering or making a mental breakdown to cope with it.

I came to this conclusion after reading hamlet but also watching a movie and noticing some similarities between the main characters. The movie I watch is Shutter Island. Looking at both considering the situation a lot of things are similar between both the movie and this play. Some people may be wondering what’s so similar if you watched the movie. But here let me break it down for you. I believe Hamlet really killed his dad, King Hamlet and is suffering from delusion, psychosis, and schizophrenia. Just like Teddy Daniels. The main character in Shutter Island.

Psychosis is a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. This might involve hallucinations or delusions. Hallucinations are when you see, hear, smell, taste or feel things that don’t exist outside their mind. This would explain why he’s the only one who hears the ghost of his dad. A contradiction to this however is that Hamlet friends saw the ghost in Act 1 but like my thesis said if he made this all up then that would explain it. Also like in the movie however his “friends” can be psychiatrists who’s trying to help his story play out.

Schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder in which people understand reality unusually. Psychotic symptoms distort an individual’s thinking. These include

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