In Hamlet, some of the most significant events are mental or psychological: awakenings, discoveries, changes in consciousness, etc. Hamlet experiences many uncontrolled psychological issues due to vigorous and emotional experiences. There have been many discussions about whether or not Hamlet was mad. In a well-written essay, decide if Hamlet’s actions throughout the play show that he is mad, or if they are purely just a reaction to extreme grief and the inability to move on. In your response you will need to examine both internal and external aspects of characterization, as well as how other characters respond to Hamlet and his words and actions.

Write 3 pages about how Hamlet is not crazy, he is pretending by using the evidences from Hamlet and Hamlet only. Use quotes from Hamlet to support why hamlet is not crazy.