Theme Of Madness In Hamlet

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Many novelists and play writers often give their main characters a characteristic trait of madness. Madness can often be defined as the "mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it". In "Hamlet", one of Shakespeare's play, the main character, Hamlet, is given the characteristic trait of madness. However, Hamlet was just faking his madness to further his own plans for revenge. His words were so cleverly constructed that others perceived him as mad. Throughout the play, Hamlet can be seen having this trait as he uses it to help him prove his father's death who by which, was caused by non-other than his uncle Claudius.
An important reason to how hamlet's madness played an important part was, how it helps him figure out who was truly on his side. One tremendous issue the play witnessed was how each person betrayed one another. However, Hamlet was able to eliminate this problem by faking frenzy. In act, I, scene V, lines 190-201 Hamlet tells Horatio how he was going to a fake frenzy after seeing his father's ghost. "How strange or odd some'er I bear myself/That you, at such times seeing, never shall, /With arms encumbered thus, or this headshake, /Or "If we list to speak," or "There be an if they/might,"/Or such ambiguous giving-out, to note/That you know of me-this do swear". Here hamlet says to Horatio that from this point forward he'll act weird but to also ignore him as it is just an act to seek revenge for his father. Furthermore, Hamlet would then only act

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