The Mood Swings of Hamlet in Shakespeare's Hamlet Essay

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The Mood Swings of Hamlet in Shakespeare's Hamlet

Hamlet has mood swings as his mood changes openly throughout the play. Towards certain people he acts certain ways. Hamlet appears to act mad when he hears of his father's murder. No one knows if his madness is a show like he says or real like it seems.
It seems as if there are two Hamlets in the play. One that is sensitive and an ideal prince and the insane uncivilized Hamlet, who from an outburst of passion and rage slays
Polonius with no feeling of remorse and then talks about lugging his guts into another room. This is why I say Hamlets madness is less than madness and more than pretend. Hamlet says he is just acting mad when he states, "I am but mad north-north-west:
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( V, i, 270-272], during the fight with
Laertes in Ophelia's grave. Hamlet tells her that he never loved her when she returns his letters and gifts, while she was still alive. Hamlet subtly hints his awareness of his dissolving sanity as he tells Laertes that he killed Polonius in a fit of madness. Hamlet has violent outbursts towards his mother. His outburst seems to be out of jealousy. Jealousy towards his mother for remarrying claudius so soon after his father,
Hamlet SR?s death. Hamlet tells his mother ?That I essentially am not in maddness, But mad in craft:? ( III, IV, 187-188). He alone also sees his father's ghost in his mother's chambers. Every time the ghost appeared someone else has also experienced his presence.
During the scene when Hamlet?s talking to his mother he finally shows his madness.
Hamlet?s mother does not see the ghost which makes it look like he?s seeing things or making it up. ?On him, on him. Look you how pale he glares! His form and cause conjoin?d, preaching to stones, Would make them capable.? (III, IV, 125-127]. Throughout the play, there are also supporting factors to argue Hamlet's sanity.
As these details compromise his madness to balance out his mental state. Hamlet tells
Horatio that he is going to act mad and if Horatio notices any strange behavior from
Hamlet it is because he is putting on an act. Hamlet's madness is only apparent when he is in the presence of certain characters.
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