Or only acting crazy?
Hamlet has a reflective personality and struggles with philosophical questions and moral doubt. King Claudius Claudius is the former King Hamlet's brother. He has recently become King after marrying his widowed sister-in-law, Gertrude.
Claudius has a scheming, political personality and is very concerned with eliminating threats within the kingdom. Queen Gertrude Gertrude, Hamlet's mother, has recently married Claudius, about two months after the death of her former husband King Hamlet.
She has a weak personality and is easily dominated by Claudius. Polonius Polonius is Claudius' councilor, and father to Ophelia and Laertes. He is a pompous and meddling, and known for his wordy speeches.
Horatio Horatio is Hamlet's friend, who remains loyal to him to the end. Yet there has been a critical interpretation of this character suggesting links to himself and Polonius, that his loyalty has a much deeper meaning. Ophelia Ophelia is daughter to Polonius and sister to Laertes.
In the past, she has been Hamlet's love interest, possibly lover. She is submissive to Polonius and reserved towards Hamlet. Laertes Laertes is the son of Polonius, and the brother of Ophelia, to whom he is very close.
He has a brash, assertive personality, which is contrasted to Hamlet's thoughtful nature. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two acquaintances of Hamlet's, enlisted by the King and Queen to watch him.
They are both fawningly loyal to King Claudius, but somewhat foolish. Their personalities are almost interchangeable. Fortinbras Fortinbras is a Norwegian prince.
Previous to the events of the play, King Hamlet had killed his father, and seized some of Norway's land. Fortinbras is initially determined to make war against Denmark to avenge his father's death. Important Quotes "To be or not to be?
There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now, and if it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man knows aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?
Barnardo arrives at midnight to relieve Francisco of his watch. Just as Francisco leaves, Marcellus and Horatio arrive. Marcellus is another guard, and Horatio is a friend of Hamlet's. Barnardo welcomes them, and the three of them begin discussing a "dreaded sight," which Marcellus and Barnardo have seen twice.
Horatio is accompanying them. Their anxious whispers are cut short as the ghost appears before them.Fever Chart 4 sanity insanity Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V A) “How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!”.
Jun 14, · Grief is a common theme in tragedies due to the constant sense of death throughout them. The play Hamlet is no exception to this. Grief is an emotion felt by the characters from the very beginning of the play. Mar 14, · Character Notes: Five Reasons Why Ophelia is Crazy.
At the outset of the play we meet Ophelia, a sweet young lady who appears to be pretty, intelligent, and a symbol for courtly innocence and decorum. Hamlet: Fun With Insanity point where he believes that Hamlet is sane actually sane.
For the first, Shakespeare allows the reader to believe that Hamlet is insane. MISCELLANEOUS. initiativeblog.comfficulttothinkhewasnotsincereat initiativeblog.comtpossiblethat,inamomentofexceptionallyclearvision.
Points to Ponder "On this question there are four different hypotheses: (1) That Hamlet was throughout perfectly sane, but feigned insanity; (2) that Hamlet was after his interview with the Ghost more or less insane; (3) that in Hamlet insanity was latent, but was only fully developed after the Court-play; (4) that Hamlet was neither insane, nor feigne.