Hamlet went through various emotional states because of different.
unfortunate circumstances that confronted him. Yet Hamlet never went so far.
over "the edge" so as to not come back from reality, yet for reasons.
psychological, he procrastinated actions that he should have taken, until it was.
too late. I will first discuss Hamlet, the origins for his queer behavior and.
if it twas feigned or not.
In the first act we see that Hamlet is a sort of idealistic man coming back.
to the world from university in Wittenburg. Coleridge described Hamlet in this.
point of the play as a "Renaissance" man, who has never really come in contact.
with the dark side of humanity. In the very beginning of Act 1 scene i the.
guards dialog reflect that "there is something rotten in the state of Denmark".
It is full of corruption, deceit, passion, ruthlessness, and ambition that.
Hamlet is not used to (Lidz, 71). His mind temporarily can not handle his.
situation because, as I will mention later, his mother is at the center of it.
He has to try to find meaning, direction and a stable identity in the midst of.
all the evil about him (Lidz, 73).
We clearly see that Hamlet is quite upset by his mother's quite hasty.
marriage to is uncle, and this causes some deep seeded emotional problems for.
Hamlet. I can not talk about Hamlet's emotional state without also going into.
the fact that Hamlet already suspects the King of killing his father, before the.
ghost tells him so (Leavenwoth, 34). First I will go elaborate on how Hamlet,.
at certain times, was clearly not feigning insanity, but that insanity only.
lasted for brief periods of time because of the emotional blows that Hamlet.
I and many literary folk believe that Hamlet suffered from a Oedipus.
complex. Freud described this as a desire for a young boy to kill his father.
and become sexually involved with his mother. Now that Hamlet's father is.
eliminated, he believes that he will now be the number one person receiving.