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Hamlet Critical Viewing and Analysis aIn the in which Aphelia returns tokens of love from him Hamlet William Shakespeare portrays Hamlet as first as a normal man but then as Aphelia returns his tokens of love he seems to enter his so-called state of madness Shakespeare seems to reflect him as a character that just suddenly hits madness when he is turned down by Aphelia which is the reason that all the people in the kingdom seem to believe he is mad Hamlet claims he will pretend be in a state of madness but in this scene he simply for no reason that Shakespeare presents he goes mad Shakespeare also does not explain Hamlets sudden outburst of madness This madness of Hamlets suddenly arose when Aphelia said My honourd lord I know right what you did Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind There my lord Now up until this line Hamlet acted in a very sane manner but after she tells him this he seems to loose it He replied Ha ha Are you honest Aphelia My lord Hamlet Are You Fair Aphelia What means your lordship Hamlet That if you honest and fair your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty In this line Hamlet seems to be telling Aphelia that her beauty is manipulating In this scene Hamlet also goes on to ask about Polonius and then yells out Let all the doors be shut upon him that he may play the fool nowhere but ins own house While Hamlet is saying all this what he does not know is that Polonius and the King are spying on Hamlet during this lashing out by Hamlet Now seeing as how Shakespeare does not seem to tell us at all as to how Hamlet could know that the King was there watching and listening Since that Hamlet did not know that they were there any viewer of this play would
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