Perhaps this is why Hamlet feigns madness; he realizes that he lacks the emotions to avenge his father's death.
Indeed, Hamlet does go temporarily insane in Act I, scene ii, and it is during this time when he is able to act out of pure sensation, with no thoughts about the consequences of what he says or does (e.g. However, in uniting his emotions and reason, Hamlet is careful to avoid the temptation to commit suicide because if one commits suicide to escape life's pain, then one is damned to eternal suffering in hell.
At the beginning of the play, Hamlet acts out of pure intellect and processed logic. However, he stifles his emotion and retains his doubts about the ghost.
He suppresses his natural instincts, his emotions, and trusts only in the power of his intelligence. Later, Hamlet plans a play where actors re-enact the king's murder in an effort to prove the validity of what the ghost has told him.
When his father, king of Denmark, dies, he returns home to find evidence of foul play in his father’s death.
The Ghost of Hamlet (the dead king) tells Prince Hamlet that his uncle Claudius is the murderer.
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Is this his appearance, or is it his true character? What is Hamlet's conflict over the Ghost's existence? Explain the function of the Gravediggers at the beginning of Act V. Find examples of Hamlet's voices as he speaks as The avenger The philosopher, unemotional reasoner The actor, self-critical and self-directed The ironic observer The disgusted observer, bemoaning the hopelessness of the human condition The indecisive man desperate to be decisive 6.
What evidence shows the kind of monarch he is and the kind of man he is?