Throughout literature, authors have developed characters with varying mental states. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the main character, Prince Hamlet, is depicted a young man on the brink of insanity. Whether or not Hamlet is truly mad is a mystery, but there are numerous instances supporting and disputing his madness.
Throughout the play, many characters find themselves questioning the sanity of Prince Hamlet. Ever since the death of his father, Hamlet has become
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scholars view Hamlet as insane, and there is evidence to prove this belief in the play. On the other hand, there are many scholars who find Hamlet to be in perfect mental health. Both perspectives have been deeply examined over the years, but the question is still at hand, Is Hamlet insane? What the answer is, no one knows, but one can speculate either choice and find textual evidence to support it in the play.