We've just started studying Hamlet in english lit. I've already read it once and found it brilliant (I read a version in modern language, so I didn't need to get my head around the Shakespearian langauge, if I had, I probably wouldn't have liked it as much). Anyway.
My tutor raised an interesting question during a recent lesson. 'Was Hamlet actually mad?'
What I mean is, was Hamlet just acting mad , did he actually go mad or both; did he act mad at first and then go mad?
We know he states that he is going to act mad, but, did he snap and go mad for real? That is the question. I'd love to hear what other people think about this question.