HomeCategory: Drama ForumExplain the concept of Sanity vs Insanity Hamlet by Shakespeare.
Explain the concept of Sanity vs Insanity Hamlet by Shakespeare. 1Alex Shelley Staff asked 4 months ago
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Explain the concept of Sanity vs Insanity Hamlet by Shakespeare. 2Zeeshan Ali answered 2 months ago

The confusion in the head of Hamlet and his inability to decide what is real and what is just an act provides the struggle for sanity in Hamlet. The ghost only speaks to Hamlet and this makes him suspicious of his own ability to understand reality. This internal battle to judge between reality and imagination isolates him and makes him hurt the people who truly love him like Gertrude and Ophelia. He evens delays taking revenge of his father’s death and only murders Claudius after his own death is assured.
After her father’s death, even Ophelia loses her touch with sanity and ends up committing suicide.

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