Acts 2 and 3 have been dotted by Hamlet’s rather crazy, incoherent speeches. One being where Hamlet calls Polonius a “fishmonger” which i found rather humorous. Anyways, with no context in the beginning, Hamlet’s crazy speech seem to come from meeting the ghost of his father who wants Hamlet to avenge him. I thought the pressure may have been too great for Hamlet and he kind of just went nuts. On the contrary, this is part of Hamlet’s plan to I guess deceive people and make them think that he’s too upset about his father to make him think coherently therefore they let their guard down. It worked for everyone else except for Claudius, who is the one that I believe Hamlet may be trying to deceive the most. He is the one who becomes more and more suspicious of Hamlet’s behavior, to the point where he thinks it’s plain dangerous for him to remain there in Denmark. Although I did wonder if Claudius wants to send him to England because he truly thinks that a change of scenery would be good or because Claudius suspects that Hamlet maybe becoming a threat to his kingship.
We find the answer to that question when Hamlet decides to have a play acted out that is very similar to the murder of King Hamlet in order to see if Claudius would react to it,which to me sounded completely ridiculous and I thought he wasn’t going to react to it but he did and he it was so obvious that it bothered him. Then this scene leads up to the scene where Hamlet is going to kill Claudius but decides not to because he sees him praying. I feel like this scene really highlights one of Hamlet’s (perhaps) fatal flaw, and considering this is a tragedy, it will most likely be what leads him to his death.