No Hamlet is not mad, nor ever was.

Marcellus is also aware of Hamlets pretending, obviously because he trusts him not to reveal anything to people that could inflict harm on him, just for those reasons.

Hamlet is sane from the moment the play begins to the moment he dies.

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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.

Near the end of the tragedy, Hamlet plays the part so well, that he convinces himself he is insane.

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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.

From the very beginning of the play Hamlet gives the impression that he is insane.

Hamlet notes that death is goingto come, sooner or later.

Then I'd go through them all and show not only how Hamlet is actually sane when he says or does them, but also how they could be seen as madness by someone who wanted to prove that Hamlet is mad.

As Hamlet contemplates killing Claudius, he begins to doubt the words of his father’s ghost.

Hamlet drinks the poison instead, to ensure Horatio won't.

Hamlet, on occasion, when it is expedient for him to do so, or when he is just being funny (funny ha ha, not funny strange), does tell people he is or has been mad.

Hamlet acts most insane when the play is preformed than at any other point in the entire play.

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Of course it's the old question: 'to define true madness,/ What is't but to be nothing else but mad'; or from TWELFTH NIGHT, Feste - 'tell me true, are you not mad indeed, or do you but counterfeit?' Malvolio - 'Believe me, I am not, I tell thee true.' Feste - 'Nay, I'll ne'er believe a madman till I see his brains.' I love that logic: the poor bastard can't win, no matter what he says.