What reason does Hamlet give others for his behavior in Act 2?

What reason does Hamlet give others for his behavior in Act 2?

What reason does Hamlet give others for his behavior in Act 2?

What reason does Hamlet give others for his behavior in Act 2?

I’ll assume you’re referring to Act 2.2 in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the scene during which Hamlet explains to Ros. and Guil. why the king and queen sent for them.Hamlet has of late, he says, “lost all my mirth [laughter, sense of joy],” and stopped all activity.  The earth, to him, seems a “sterile promontory,” and the sky a “pestilent congregation of vapors.”  He “delights not” in man .In other words, Hamlet is explaining to the two that they were sent for because he is suffering from melancholia, and is as he is referred to in the play:  mad.Of course Hamlet announces earlier in the play that he is going to pretend to be insane, and, since he knows his two friends are spying on him for the king, he may well be just pretending to be mad.  He is, also, of course, telling them just what he wants Claudius to know.  His madness is a cover for his plan to get revenge.
What reason does Hamlet give others for his behavior in Act 2?
What reason does Hamlet give others for his behavior in Act 2?
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What reason does Hamlet give others for his behavior in Act 2?
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