We’re All Mad Here. Hamlet. MADNESS. Silvia Witt & Karianne Tremain. Definition. Mad-ness noun The state of being mad; insane. Introduction . Thesis There is madness in everyone throughout the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare, a nd the first act foreshadows it all. .
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There is madness in everyone throughout the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare, and the first act foreshadows it all.
In Hamlet’s soliloquy he talks about how he wishes to end his life but that God had made it a sin. He says that there is nothing to live for in this world. In his whole speech he appears he has lost his mind and gone mad.
This foreshadows madness throughout the play because showing how much on edge Hamlet really is.
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (1.4.90).
“With mirth in funeral, and with dirge in marriage, / In equal scale weighing delight and dole” (1.2.12-13).
“’Tis unmanly grief. / It shows a will most incorrect to heaven, / A heart unfortified, a mind impatient, / An understanding simple and unschooled” (1.2.94-97.)
Shakespeare foreshadowed madness through various characters during act 1. There is madness in everyone but some are better at hiding it than others. Madness is a state of mind that can make you lose control and become something we’re not. But it develops over time and slowly takes over. Madness can be very selfish and usually consequences are not considered.