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In order to figure out the truth one may go through extreme measures to do so In the play Hamlet written by Shakespeare Hamlets act of sanity confuses the readerto whether or not Hamlet has actually gone insane The following are evidence found in the play Firstly Hamlet makes a plan to act insane Secondly Hamlet tells Horatio his best friend that he will put an antic disposition Thirdly Gertrude becomes aware of Hamlets idle position but she believes that he is truly insane and lastly Hamlet creates confusion about his sanity when he feels guilty about the murder of Polonius Hamlet might be actually insane orhe is outsmarting his surroundings by creating the illusion that he is insaneFirstly Hamlet makes a plan to act insane This is shown when he says I must be idle 3 2 85 Hamlet is discussing with Horatio the plan he wants to undergo which is the play in which a re-enactment of the killing will happen Here Hamlet is declaring that he will act as a foolish man to Horatio in order to get answers Therefore this shows Hamlets plan and what he is trying to do In his opinion acting foolish and insane will help get a confession from Claudius about the murder of his fatherSecondly Hamlet tells Horatio his best friend that he will put an antic disposition he says as a stranger give it welcome15167 this means Hamlet does not want Horatio to ask too many questions just accept what he will tell him and welcome it as if it were a normal thing After clearing that up with him he starts to tell him as to what is going to happen he says How strange or odd soeer I bear myself As I perchance hereafter shall think meetTo put an antic disposition on1558 After the ghost of king Hamlet tells Hamlet that Claudius has killed him Hamlet gets upset and plots revenge In his
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