When Does Hamlet Go Crazy

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Throughout the play, many different things go on. The characters progress so much from the start of the play to the end. Some characters decay down, some progress and some just go crazy. Hamlet is the one that goes crazy. There is much evidence in the play that Hamlet goes crazy. Hamlet's "antic deposition" becomes a big debate throughout the play. At the beginning of the play, Hamlet returns back to Elsinore. Elsinore is where he is from and where is father, King Hamlet, was the king. He returned because his father was killed. After being back in Elsinore something weird happened. He saw the Ghost of his father. The Ghost informed him exactly how his father was killed. He told Hamlet that Claudius, King Hamlet's brother, poisoned him through his ear. This made Hamlet…show more content…
ii. 85.) This just shows Hamlet's intention to be foolish. He chose to do this to make a point. Hamlet knows about Claudius poisoning his father but Claudius is unaware that Hamlet knows. When Hamlet adds onto the play, he makes it just like Claudius' life. Instead of just talking to Claudius he wanted to make a scene in front of everyone. If you ask me this is sort of the start to his craziness being shown to other people. Another obviously time Hamlet is going crazy is when he is talking to his mother during Act III. He gets very angry at his mother and begins to raise his voice. Then he starts to get up in her face and then he starts touching her. Polonius was hiding behind a curtain and heard this encounter meant go down. Polonius thought Hamlet was going to harm Gertrude so he made a noise. Without even checking to make sure who the person behind the curtain was, Hamlet stabs him. He thought it was Claudius. (III. iv. 187-8.) Hamlet: I essentially am not in madness, But mad in craft. This is the point that I believe he is truly crazy and not just putting on an act. He just killed Ophelia's father and doesn't seem to mind. That's why I think he is truly going
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