This is how Shakespeare makes it difficult to determine if Hamlet is truly mad.
William Shakespeare, the writer of the tragic play Hamlet leaves the audience to decide whether Hamlet is truly mad or not. Gertrude drinks the poisoned wine, by accident, and dies.
This essay will treat this aspect of the drama. A tragic hero must own many good traits, but has a flaw that ultimately leads to his downfall. Mad is a word with such uncertainty that it can be stretched to mean an abundance of things more than just pure psychological instability: a weariness of life; a suicidal impulse; a plotting charisma.
The result is that, torn within himself, he suffers mental torture.
If not for this tragic flaw, the hero would be able to survive at the end of the play He is appalled by Gertrude's show of her pleasure at Claudius' touch, and he clearly loathes women.
However, his mind is not able to justify murder for any reason; therefore, he truly goes insane before he is able to fulfill his scheme. This malicious manner towards Gertrude indicates deep emotional corruption, which causes Hamlet to berate his own mother, who cares for him dearly.