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Michelle Hebert English 203 111103 Hamlet the Ultimate Mamas Boy Hamlet went through various emotional states because of different unfortunate circumstances that confronted him Yet Hamlet never went so far over the edge so as to not come back from reality yet for reasons psychological he procrastinated actions that he should have taken until it was too late I will first discuss Hamlet the origins for his queer behavior and if it twas feigned or not In the first act we see that Hamlet is a sort of idealistic man coming back to the world from university in Wittenburg Hamlet in this point of the play is a Renaissance man who has never really come in contact with the dark side of humanity In the very beginning of Act 1 scene 1 the guards dialogue reflects that there is something rotten in the state of Denmark It is full of corruption deceit passion ruthlessness and ambition that Hamlet is not used to Lidz 71 His mind temporarily can not handle his situation because as I will mention later his mother is at the center of it He has to try to find meaning direction and a stable identity in the midst of all the evil about him Lidz 73 We clearly see that Hamlet is quite upset by his mothers quite hasty marriage to his uncle and this causes some deep seeded emotional problems for Hamlet I can not talk about Hamlets emotional state without also going into the fact that Hamlet already suspects the King of killing his father before the ghost tells him so Leavenworth 34 First I will elaborate on how Hamlet at certain times was clearly not feigning insanity but that insanity only lasted for brief periods of time because of the emotional blows that Hamlet undergoes Hamlet suffered from an Oedipus complex Freud described this as a desire for a young boy to kill his father and become
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