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The Psychoanalytic Theory: H A M L E T . • PAOLA CASTRO • • MARLENE JIMENEZ • • RAEGAN SANCHEZ • • JULIO CARBAJAL • February, 2013 Period 1. What is the psychoanalytic theory?. The definition and dynamics of personality
H A M L E T
• PAOLA CASTRO •
• MARLENE JIMENEZ •
• RAEGAN SANCHEZ •
• JULIO CARBAJAL •
February, 2013Period 1
the psychoanalytic theory?
The definition and dynamics of personality
development which underlie and guide psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
First laid out bysigmund, psychoanalytic theory has undergone many refinements since his work Psychoanalytic theory came to full prominence as a critical force in the last third of the twentieth century as part of the flow of critical discourse after the 1960s.
Many of the characters are plagued with psychological disorders that ultimately lead to their demise.
king was murdered by his brother, cunningly.
He came to his son, hamlet, to avenge his death,
Thus, HAMLET was left alone and crazed.
Hamlet, enraged, with a heart to do so,
Set forth to commit the tragic murders of those
Both hated and loved; gave way to
The untimely death of all those involved.• P r o l o g u e •
Hmm.. Hamlet does have schizophrenia
As evident, Hamlet is one of the only characters who can see his father’s ghost. Not only that, but he can also communicate with him.
Given this, it is possible that Hamlet has been having hallucinations about his father, thus categorizing him as a schizophrenic character.
In the famous To Be or Not To Be soliloquy that has been much
overused, lies Hamlet’s most dramatic example of a bipolar disorder. Hamlet has a dilemma between living and dying, in which he express many feelings that back up his desire for each thought. Hamlet has these
Feelings simultaneously, thus categorizing him as bipolar.
AS IT IS MADE CLEAR BY HAMLET HIMSELF, HIS MAIN CAUSE OF DEPRESSION IS THE LOSS OF
AS FOR OPHELIA, THE DEATH OF HER FATHER IS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES OF HER DEPRESSION. THIS IS ESPECIALLY VISIBLE WHEN SHE SINGS THE SONG THEN DISAPPEARS AND IS KNOWN TO BE DROWNED IN THE SAME ACT AND SCENE
“BIPOLAR DISORDER: Signs and Symptoms." Help Guide. HelpGuide.org, Nov. 2012. Web. 08Feb. 2013. <http://www.helpguide.org/topics/bipolar.htm>.
“DEPRESSION DISORDER: Signs and Symptoms." Help Guide. HelpGuide.org, Nov. 2012. Web. 09 Feb. 2013. <http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_signs_types_diag nosis_treatment.htm >
Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Evanston: McDougal Littell, n.d. Print.
"Schizophrenia: Signs and Symptoms." Help Guide. HelpGuide.org, Nov. 2012. Web. 10 Feb. 2013. <http://www.helpguide.org/mental/schizophrenia_symptom.htm>.
The Passion of the Christ Soundtrack. By John Debney. Rec. 8 Dec. 2003. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, 2004. CD.