Plucking Out the Heart of His Mystery: Was Hamlet Mad?
"I will be brief. Your noble son is mad," states Polonius (II.ii.92). "O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown,” Ophelia exclaims (III.i.142). "Alas, he's mad," concludes Gertrude (III.iv.107). “ I am but mad north-north-west; when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw,” professes Hamlet (II.ii.331). Four hundred years later the debate still rages.
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