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Hamlet is not insane He is a loyal subject he has a true sense of right and wrong and at heart is a good person These points are proven in several passages of the play He is called valiant sweet and gentle and his mother begs him to return to his former self We know the seeing of the ghost is not a reason to call him insane This is because he is not the first to see it Also he sees the ghost while in the presence of others Now he is the only one to hear it speak or so we think Horatio may have heard it by his statement O day and night but this is wondrous strange Also by the fact that during the swearing on the sword the ghost remarks Swear by his sword and no mention of whether or not the others heard it or not Others perceive hamlet as mad according to his actions Actions such as his deteriorating appearance with his doublet all unbraced his indecision To be or not to be and confusion When all the while Hamlet is just trying to cope with all that has transpired The death of his father the all too soon remarriage of his mother to his uncle All of these events shook Hamlets faith in the way of things tis an unweeded garden that grows to seed things rank and gross in nature I do believe I would act much the same As the events unfold we see Hamlet growing more and more crafty in the way he deals with these problems He tasks the players to enact a play which has the same qualities events in how Claudius killed Hamlets father Hamlet then instructs Horatio to watch the kings reaction to the play This shows a cunning sly and sane mind The ability to set a trap does not prove sanity but for the reasoning of it
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