Why Is Hamlet Considered Insanity

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Term Madness: According to Wikipedia encyclopedia, “Madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity; likewise, not all acts showing indifference toward societal norms are acts of insanity. In modern usage, insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense. In the medical profession the term is now avoided in favor of diagnoses of specific mental disorders; the presence of delusions or hallucinations is broadly referred to as…show more content…
If I had to describe him in one word, it would be intense. He grieves intensely. He loves Ophelia intensely, which is why he must push her away. He loved his father intensely, which is why he must shame his mother into recognizing her failure in marrying the inferior Claudius. He seeks revenge intensely, at times. He is intense about acting and friends who have turned traitor. Hamlet is an intense character in every way, which makes this role, I think, the most demanding for any actor to play. While volumes have been written about Hamlet, one of the most intriguing characters of all literature, he possesses some very salient characteristics. Critic William Richardson writes of him, The death of his father was a natural evil, and as such he endures it. That he is excluded from succeeding immediately to the royalty that belongs to him seems to affect him slightly; for to vehement and vain ambition he appears superior. He is moved by finer principles, by an exquisite sense of virtue, of moral beauty.... The man whose sense of moral excellence is uncommonly exquisite will find it a source of pleasure and of pain in his commerce with
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