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William Shakesperes play Hamlet can be read and interpreted in many ways this is the case with most other texts as they all have certain issues and values that the audience can identify with The audience can make their own reading of Hamlet and have their own level of understanding making the text a unique experience for everyone who views or reads it The psychology of Hamlet is a reading of the play that has created many questions about whether hamlet is sane or insane The audience can make their own conclusions on this matter by the way that they interpret his actions and characteristics Psychology is the study of human behaviour and psychoanalysis can prove people or characters in the case of Hamlet to be sane or insane identify issues that the person is going through and perhaps find a feint history of a person by analysing their current circumstance Hamlet is a melancholic procrastinating but witty man whose age cannot be positively defined but certain parts of the play suggest that he is a younger male of sixteen to his mid twenties He is the prince of Denmark and his father Claudius who is the kings brother and prince Hamlets uncle has murdered King Hamlet Hamlets mother Gertrude has married Claudius only a few months after her first husband has been killed Nobody else but Claudius knows that King Hamlet has actually been killed it is not suspected that there has been a crime committed this is the perfect situation for Claudius as he has both the crown and King Hamlets wife which he has been lusting over for some time It is only when a ghost appears in Elisnor the Danish kingdom that any order seems to be misplaced as ghosts were often referred to as the carriers of disorder The ghost takes the shape of King Hamlet and tells Prince hamlet to avenge his death and kill Claudius as he
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