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Hey everybody. I have a to do a research paper on Hamlet by William Shakespeare. For my topic I have to prove whether or not prince Hamlet's feigning madness turns into real madness. I was just wondering how hard it will be to do either.
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do it on this, and say you got confused

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#4
Depends on your own thoughts and how you responded to the play. One person may say it's absurd while another would argue it was a likely occurance. Use what you initially thought and back it up with excerpts of the text that you thought applicable.
#5
You can't objectively prove an interpretation of a text - that assignment is retarded.

Decide which one of the options you think, and give as much evidence from the text to support it as possible. It's probably easier to argue that his feigned madness becomes real, but either should be quite doable.
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write about how if people asked direct questions everyone would have lived
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#7
Hamlet is a tiny piece of ham. I don't know what you guys are talking about.
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You can't objectively prove an interpretation of a text - that assignment is retarded.


i don't think the right word was "proof"... seems to me it's more likely that TS got confused between a persuasive paper and a research paper.

to TS: i'd say it would be easier to prove that it does. you could reference Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest as a sorta flip-side idea of the whole thing. McMurphy was treated as if he was actually insane in that book and eventually developed a sort of insanity, so that's something to fall back on.

honestly though, i don't know. just think about it a bit and decide for yourself.
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#10
I can't answer your question but if you look at Ophelia, she does all the classic, for that period, signs of 'madness' whilst Hamlet's madness doesn't. Don't know what you want to take away from that, but it might be good to look at.
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#11
The beautiful thing about Shakespeare is that you can pretty make an argument about any take on the book. You can say he'd dead ****in nuts or that he acctually was sane.
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