Hamlet The true nature of hamlet's madness has been an issue of debate for scholars over the centuries. One theory hamlet's madness was for his own protection. In the time period in which hamlet would have lived goverments functioned through the usage of intricate spying networks . in hamlet's Denmark no one is permitted to go unwatched .shakespeare puts hamlet in to asituation in which he must deal with betruyal and murder of his own family members Communication of feeling is done solely in monologue or through the reports of a third party ,or spy. hamlet must use the player's performance to observe the reaction of Claudius because the topic of the death of king hamlet is not acceptable discussion material .therefore, hamlet uses the performance to reveal the show that Claudius has been presenting to his subjects .In shakespear's tragedy ,Hamlet there is a prevalent and almost overwhelming theme. All through the play, all of characters appears as one thing ,with one standpoint ,and one outlook. However ,on the inside all of these characters are completely different. This mask theme, the way that all of the characters portray themselves as one person on the outside and one different on the inside ,is not the least disguised by shakespeare .Clauius, the murdering king appears to be a some what kind caring and friendly person .But he is different .he is cold , calculating, and self-serving .but this might also be a mask .One of hamlet's most renown traits is his over analysis of conversational topics and situations in which action must be taken .An example of his over analytical nature is apparent in his speech in act one Scene four. He begins his speech quite normally replying with a simple answer to Horatio's inquiry but then his thoughts begin to wander and he starts to analyze and philosophize about topics unrelated to Horatio ,s question .