For centuries, scholars have been debating the issue on whether Hamlet - the prince of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet - was mad. This question is not as easy as it sounds to answer; this is due to the fact that there are numerous arguments to support both sides of the issue. For many reasons, it is easy to believe that Hamlet was indeed mad. After all, Hamlet's behavior throughout most of the play is extremely
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that he was sane, was the fact that Polonius and Claudius both noticed that there was more to Hamlet's words and action than meet the eye. Sure, Hamlet's actions throughout the play make him seem mad, but in reality, this madness was just a tactic of his in his plan to get revenge for his father's wrongful death. So, to answer the question Hamlet - the prince of William Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet - mad? No.