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Hamlet was what you could call a very strange or weird
person upon first glance. He was mangy looking and talked
as if he were crazy. He would talk to you like you were a
part of one of the books he had read.
Hamletís father had died in his sleep. He started
to seclude himself from the world and read constantly. He
started to act out and portray what he read. He was in a
confused daze between reality and a dream world.
Living in a dream state is very dangerous because
he did things that normally he would have thought through
first. He accidentally killed an official to his mother
because he thought that it was his uncle.
He started to hallucinate that his father was visiting
him. Hamlet would regularly see this apparition of his
mind. His father would tell him that by finding the
person who killed him that he could rest in peace.
Hamlet then had a traveling acting group come and
perform a play that would try to single out the killer.
The play that was performed was one that Hamlet picked
because it seemed to fit to his situation. During the
play Hamletís uncle choked on a piece of meat while
laughing. Thinking that because his uncle stood up Hamlet
got it in his mind that his uncle was the guilty one.
On the way up to his room his uncle swallowed the food
and was fine.
Hamletís accusations against his uncle made him fear
for his life. Knowing that if he were to wait any longer
he had Hamlet sent to England to be put to death for the
murder of an official. Some how managing his way back from
England Hamlet was able to kill his uncle. To him this
fulfilled his fathers requests. But not making it far he
himself was killed.
Being blinded by things that never really happened
drove Hamlet into a lunatic craze. He would not stop until
what he felt was completed. This eventually led to his
down fall and his death.
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