Hamlet is sane from the moment the play begins to the moment he dies.
I believe that there is an important argument for Hamlet's insanity.
Even though Hamlet acts mad in the presence of of Polonius, the Lord Chamberlain says of Hamlet's state, though this be madness, yet there is method in 't. True madness, such as the madness manifested in Ophelia, has no method to it, which shows that Hamlet must be pretending to be mad.
Is Hamlet truly mad, meaning insane.
I think that Hamlet pretends to be mad in order to keep the other characters off his back to gain the time and freedom to go about his business and develop his plan of action.
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Although while Hamlet is holding up this pretence of madness he slowly becomes drawn into a depression, which is so deep at some points it is unclear whether he is insane or deeply depressed, I would not call this depression madness in any way because the term madn...
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When we say he's not mad I believe we are denying in him what Claudius terms 'turbulent and dangerous lunacy': lunacy = 'insanity (formerly of the intermittent kind attributed to the changes of the moon)' (Concise Oxford).
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Old Hamlet may not have engaged in thepractice, hence the "breach".) This fact inspiresHamlet to make a long speech, "So, oft it chances...",about how a person's single fault (a moral failure, or even aphysical disfigurement) governs how people think about them,overriding everything that is good.