Confused But Not Mad - Hamlet

Essay by Jeffrey A. BrownCollege, UndergraduateA+, January 1994

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The story of Hamlet depicts the flaws of human nature vs. actions of man. Hamlet did not use his intellect to decipher what made people do the things they do. Shakespeare was well known for his manipulation of people's thoughts and actions.

When the story opens on the funeral of Prince Hamlet father, Hamlet. We have the first sight of how confused Hamlet is by saying he has no sorrow of the death of his father. In reality, Hamlet does not wish for anyone to know how he is really feeling. Hamlet only wants to find peace and equilibrium within himself. Most people after the death of a family member tries to deal with the death by meeting with other family members and consoling each. other. Here is where Hamlet loses his balance 'mentally' Hamlet's mother has married her brother-in-law and therefore is living in sin according to the era in which this play was wrote.

This leaves Hamlet with no family member to console with, thus he ends up having to deal with his fathers death in his own confused way.

The next misunderstanding comes when the ghost confronted the guard at the tower and they went and got the Prince, The majority of the penple in the world would have neither ran away from the ghosts or would have passed them off as a delusion of grievous people. Hamlet instead of ni sb2iteving Nent tc find ot~t what it ~>as that the ~Ltards ns~d seen. Harriet on]; ~i shed to Lrd2rstand t+ghy the ghost caine to the quards instpad of him first c,nd i+ this ghost was a In endi y ~host or an evi 1 one tiarn] et a~ so pt)ndered on the questi on of, why the guards did not do the normal reaction?

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