Explore how Shakespeare presents madness in Hamlet. You must relate your discussion to relevant contextual factors and ideas from your critical reading.


Hamlets madness used as a way to portray honest thoughts and "Hamlet can be privileged in madness to say things ... about the corruption of human nature" MACK 

2.2 - "Your noble son is mad" 2.2.92. repetition of mad in Polonius' lines = realness of madness

"What is't to be nothing else but mad?" - Interrogative to question everyone elses beliefs on whether Hamlet is mad or not

Honest though of "But never doubt i love" to Ophelia showing he loves her and has said it due to his madness. CRITIC  - Edwards idea of "we can imagine Hamlets story without Ophelia but Ophelia literally has…


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