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Who does Hamlet tell that he is acting crazy?

Who does Hamlet tell that he is acting crazy?

(I.v.) When the Ghost tells Hamlet about Claudius’s murder, Hamlet responds strangely: he tells his friend Horatio and the watchman Marcellus that he is going to pretend to be mad.

Is Hamlet actually insane?

Hamlet may already be going mad when the play begins, and his later decision to fake madness is just a cover for real insanity. Although several characters see the Ghost during Act One, only Hamlet hears it speak, which opens the possibility that the Ghost’s speech is a hallucination of Hamlet’s.

Why does Hamlet put on an antic disposition?

When Hamlet received the news of his father’s murder, he did what anyone would do in his situation. He puts on the antic disposition to find out if Claudius did kill his father and plan his revenge.

Is Hamlet truly mad or feigning madness?

In faking his madness, Hamlet becomes the role he is playing, he turns mad. Hamlet was perceived in the beginning of the play as a very intelligent and knowledgeable young man, but his mental health declined with his feigning of madness and he soon became a character of madness.

What is ironic about Fortinbras response to Hamlet’s death?

Fortinbras recognizes the irony of this when he comments that “it is with sorrow that I embrace my fortune.” His first act as king is to give Hamlet the funeral dignity he deserves and thus Fortinbras’s presence provides a proper sense of closure to a play that ends in so many deaths.

Who becomes king after Hamlet dies?


Who is responsible for Ophelia’s death?


Who is responsible for Laertes death?

The uncle is responsible for all the deaths in Hamlet because he is the one who killed the King, (Hamlet’s father) and started Hamlet’s quest for revenge and justice.

What makes a tragedy a tragedy?

Tragedy is a genre of story in which a hero is brought down by his/her own flaws, usually by ordinary human flaws – flaws like greed, over-ambition, or even an excess of love, honor, or loyalty. The hero is successful, respected, and happy. But he has some tragic flaw that will ultimately cause his downfall.