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HAMLET Disillusionment Depression Despair These are the burning emotions churning in young Hamlets soul as he attempts to come to terms with his fathers death and his mothers incestuous illicit marriage When Hamlet tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered idealism he consciously embarks on a quest to seek the hidden truth Hamlet is faced with the fact that he has to avenge the murder of his father Contrary to the fact that Hamlet delays his revenge and acts insane he proves that he is fit for his task by his intelligent and rational thinking Hamlet shows a remarkable amount of intelligence consciousness as well as rational decision-making in efforts to resolve his situation Nearly all of Hamlets actions with the exception of his outburst at Ophelias grave were preplanned and precisely calculated His inborn thought process prolonged his revenge and while Hamlet may have appeared listless with inaction the wheels in his mind never stopped turning Hamlets actions in the play after meeting the ghost lead everyone except Horatio to believe he is crazy yet that madness is continuously checked by an ever-present consciousness of action which never lets him lose control First he had to prove that the ghost was actually telling the truth and he did this by staging the play The Mousetrap at court For example Hamlet questions his conduct in his soliloquy at the end of IIii but after careful consideration decides to go with his instinct and prove to himself without a doubt of the Kings guilt before proceeding with his plan The proof that Hamlet requires does not defer from the role that he is supposed to play It becomes intriguing that Hamlets uncle is to be judged upon how he acts during the play If Claudius is a consummate actor and does not reveal his guilt his life will be spared Yet Claudius is a poor actor and when he rises during
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