In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince Hamlet is believed by everyone to have.
Everyone thought that Hamlet's madness grew upon his father's death, and his.
mother's marriage to Hamlet's uncle Claudius. Hamlet does indeed act in madness like.
ways. He does things and says things that are clearly out of the ordinary. However, it is.
all an act that Hamlet plays in order to find out the real story behind his father's death. .
Throughout the play, Hamlet does many things in which proves that his madness is all an.
After Hamlet speaks with his father's spirit and finds out information about his.
death, Hamlet goes through a stage of anger and confusion. He is angered because his.
uncle Claudius might have murdered his father, but he is also confused because the spirit.
he talked to could have been a devil (III, i.578-580). Some believe that the ghost is evil.
because no one really why he is there. Some think that the reason he is there is to get.
revenge on his death. In order to find out the truth, Hamlet decides to act in a madness.
like behavior. The main evidence in which proves that Hamlet's madness is all an act is.
when he tells his good friend Horatio, "How strange or odd some"er I bear myself/ As I.
perchance hereafter shall think meet to put an antic disposition on (I, v.170-172)." As one.
can see, Hamlet is clearly telling Horatio that he is going to be acting like a madman, and.
he also asks Horatio to keep it to himself and not tell anybody. By putting this act,.
Hamlet is lowering everyone's guard, for nobody will be able to figure out that he is.
indeed up to something. His main goal is to find out if Claudius did in fact murder his.
father for the throne of Denmark. .
When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern go out to visit Hamlet, Hamlet has a foul.
feeling for their presence. Hamlet knew that the King and Queen has sent them both to.
spy on him and figure out if he was really going mad (II, ii.275-276). How could Hamlet.