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Taylor Cook

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Transcript of Madness/Insanity

Act 1 Scene 5 Lines 190-193
Hamlet: "How strange or odd i bear myself (As i perchance hereafter shall think meet to put an antic disposition) that you, at such times seeing me"
Act 2 Scene 2 Lines 625-630
I'll Observe his looks; I'll tent him to the quick. If he do blench, i know my course. The spirit that i have seen may be a <devil> hath power T'assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps, out of my weakness and my melancholy"
Act 4 Scene 4
Lines 73-77

King: "By letters congruing to that effect, the present death of hamlet. do it, England, for like the hectic in my blood he rages, and thou must cure me. Till I know tis done, However my haps, my joys will ne'er begin."
Act 5 Scene 1
Lines 302-303
Queen: "This is mere madness; And this <thus> awhile the fit will work on him."
Act 3 Scene 1
Lines 64-68
"To be or not to be- that is the question: whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of trouble and, by opposing , end them."
Madness/ Insanity
This quote by Hamlet links to the behavior of him which goes with madness and insanity. because Hamlet knows he going to act mad and insane in the future.
This quote said by Hamlet, Ht speaks of madness when he says this he goes into insane mode. because hes talking about seeing ghost and hes unsure if hes just being dillusional.
Hamlet wants to kill himself. here he is showing madness and insanity, not being sane by being suicidal. Hamlet is distraught because he is deeply upset about his father and he is holding a lot of emotions in which comes out as insane and mad. hamlet wants to kill himself because he thinks it would be better if he would end his life so he wont have to feel what he is feeling while he is still alive.
The King speaks of madness because he's saying he wants to kill Hamlet. this is because he didn't want hamlet to take the king's place or his place.
The queen, Hamlets mother says this because of the drama happening and the process of insanity going on in hamlets head. Also when hamlet was talking to her about Ophelia and he wanted to be buried with her and he was thinking of dying because of all the grief and emotions he is holding.
Hamlet was a play by William Shakespeare. Hamlet was a young prince who lost his father to murder by his uncle. Hamlets mother then after remarried to Hamlets uncle, Claudius. After Hamlets loss, he goes through a tough time and acts out behaviors of madness and insanity.
The theme of madness and insanity is what everyone feels, due to Hamlets fathers death, Queen Gertrude remarrying to Claudius which is Hamlets uncle, also the death of Ophelia who Hamlet loved.
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