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At the begging of the play when we first meet Hamlet he is portrayed as a sad yet kind of a mad man The reason for this is because his father had died no more than 2 months ago and already his mother had married and worst of all she married his uncle But two months dead-nay not so much not two So excellent a King that was to this hyperion to a satyr so loving to my mother Why she would hang on him as if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on And yet within a month A little month or ere those shoes were old with which he followed my poor fathers body like Niobe all tears-why she married with my uncle12 lines 142-156 Throughout the play Hamlets mood changes very often and the way he acts towards some of the people change very often too Hamlet is very insane in act two and three He takes a group of actors and has them put on a play called The Murder of Gonzoga The whole purpose of the play is for Hamlet to watch his uncle and see if he would make any expressions or if he moved around in his seat like he was uncomfortable When everyone arrived he made his way to his seat and sat next to Ophelia As Hamlet sat next to her he made bawdy and bitter comments to her When he was done the actors then perform the dumb show and then went into the dialogue that Hamlet wrote for them The story that was being told included many elements of Claudiuss alleged seduction of Gertrude and the murder of King Hamlet Towards the end of the play right when the actor that is playing the King dies in the garden at the hands of his nephew Claudius stopped the play and rushed out When Hamlet saw this he realized that
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