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Hamlet's and Ophelia's Madness

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The notion of "madness" is commonly applied to both Hamlet and Ophelia. Both consider-and one ultimately chooses-suicide. I need to select either character and affirm or negate a case for his or her sanity in full view of his or her choices within the play.

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As you look at madness in this play, you might examine how Shakespeare endows Ophelia with this trait. When looking at her dialogue, her words reveal a definite mental breakdown. For example, you might cite ...

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Hamlet's examples are madness are briefly shown in the solution.