Hamlet is at the last moment of his life as he is also cut by the poisoned sword. Hamlet kills innocent people such as Rosencratz, Guildenstern, and Polonius, with no thought at all to the possible repercussions that murder could have. But this might besides be a mask. It is obvious that Hamlet is depressed in this play. By examining Ophelia through a feminist criticism lens we can better understand the origin of her madness.
His words spoken to Horatio were most definitely the words of a sane man. Under the mark of pretended madness, he would be able to observe his enemy without being detected. Ophelia is a key figure in the play, and to understand her reactions to the patriarchal society in which she lives through her relationships… 612 Words 3 Pages Madness is usually misinterpreted and misconstrued. However on the inside, all of these characters are completely different. Ophelia, Laertes sister, is telling himthat she is desperately.
He is cold, calculating, and self-serving. Prose is simply speaking in normal sentences without distinct rhythm or meter, whereas verse means speaking in a distinctive rhythmic pattern. He is, however, uncertain of the Ghost's reliability. Although while Hamlet is holding up this pretence of madness he slowly In Shakespeare's Hamlet, there are two characters that display qualities of insanity. To discover the cause behind the madness of Mind: The Madness of Shakespeare 's Hamlet Madness, understood as an abnormal state of mind, broadens across a spectrum of unrecognizable or worrying behaviors.
Ophelia believes for awhile , that hamlets loves her deeply, and that he would never harm her directly. An unweeded garden is one that is not well maintained. The thematic image of disease illustrates the moral and political corruption of Denmark. Thus hiding what actually has passed between him and the ghost. His condition is somewhere between the two. All throughout the play, all of the characters appear as one thing, with one standpoint, and one outlook. Claudius, in his questioning, has separated the mask from the person and has found that the mask is the fake Claudius.
On different occasions in the play, Hamlet behaves in a strange and abnormal manner which is not expected of a man of sound mind. Despite Hamlets almost incessant cruelty to Ophelia drives her, eventually insane. Therefore killing Polonius was a rational action. This is called into question when Claudius tries to seek redemption for his sins. Instead of revealing their vulnerabilities, each of them wears a mask that conceals who they are and there true convictions.
By doing so those around Hamlet become part of the web Hamlet has weaved just to carry his fathers demand. Even at her death she does not realize of see the truth of Claudius' betrayal. The pressure of righting things wronged, against his father, himself and his state, makes him lament in distress: The time is out of joint. He is no longer the self-serving, cold, ciphering adult male that he truly is, out he becomes a sort, caring adult male who does his really best to guarantee that Gertrude corsets with him, and besides so that he can make his best to maintain Hamlet from seeking to take the land and destruct what Claudius has worked for so long to gain. Ophelia has a unique, very powerful. The females roles in Hamlet are confused in a much different way.
He commits no actions whatsoever without much thought and reason, and he is far too organized, particular, and articulate to be proclaimed insane. When Claudius confronts anyone, he must become someone totally different. Ophelia was such an innocent character. The subject of masks is developed early on, and reaches a flood tide where all characters at one clip hear false visual aspects. This is called into question when Claudius tries to seek redemption for his sins. One of the most obvious, of course is Claudius. The poor distracted girl is no judge of lunacy, and knows little of real sanity.
Throughout the play Hamlet takes on different personas, making it hard define him as only one character type. However on the inside, all of these characters are completely different. For example, Hamlet seems to be really mad when he appears before Ophelia in disordered clothes. One important task it serves is to determine the mood of the play. When he knows about this, he arranges the hanging of these two friends instead.
Claudius puts on a mask of his own. However, although Hamlet manages to convince these simple friends and Ophelia of his insanity, other characters in the play such as Claudius, Gertrude and even Polonius eventually see through his behavior. Shakespeare left it up to the audience to decide whether he was truly crazy or not. After killing Polonius, hamlet encounters Laertes, Polonius' son. Lear's madness had its roots in his moral and spiritual defects, and the cure was his moral regeneration. This is predicting the coming sickness of kingdom. Ophelia spend her life devoutly obeying her father.