'There's something rotten in Denmark." Is it the corps of the King, or the hearts of the wicked? I was extremely indecisive about what to write this week, which reminded me of the most confused character of all time. In fact, so confused that he has a psychological complex named after him to describe people, who can never be sure of anything, Hamlet.
Was Hamlet, our beloved philosophical prince, mad or not? I don't want to believe so. Then, was he sane? I, frankly, don't want to believe that either. He was seeing and speaking to a ghost; yes, not really something someone in their right mind would do, that I can agree with. However, everything the ghost said was true. So, if he was insane and there was no ghost, how did he know the truth? I mean, he knows his uncle; he might have guessed what really happened and then imagined he was getting this information from his father's ghost. It is a possibility. Though, maybe, just for this once, we're reading a lot into this. Communicating with the afterlife was a popular and socially accepted thing in the Shakeprean age, after all. Therefore, trying to condemn Hamlet to an asylum, by today's laws, seems a little bit unfair. It is still a possibility he did lose it a little after he got home, with his constant indecisiveness and confusion. However, stress and pressure can make us a little crazy from time to time. So, I find sense in his inconsistent behaviours and obssesion. I think, it should be cured but I don't think, hospital beds or medication is necessary. There is nothing a good old psychotheraphy can't solve.
I guess, I, personally love Hamlet both crazy and sane at the same time. You trust him, but you never know what he is going to do. I mean, how could you? Even, he doesn't know what he is going to do. Plus, let's be honest, who wouldn't have lost his mind in a family like his. Honestly, they were way too intense.
So, cheers, to be mad, or not to be mad. *Insert a skull in my hand*
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