We must also decide if Hamlet was insane, before or at any point through the play.
Finally, why does Hamlet feel the need to act mad to get revenge for his father and does he want to?
As scene four continues, Polonius plans to hide 'behind the arras' to hear Hamlet's conversation with his mother.
Polonius instructs her to 'lay home to him' that his 'pranks' have been too outrageous. Conclusion I think Ophelia's death scene is the most important moment for Hamlet.
The concept of life and necessity to act responsibly become clear to him.
After this scene there is a significant difference in approach to his revenge.The main problem, which in turn leads to others along his journey, is when he encounters his dead father in the form of a ghost.He tells Hamlet of his murder by his brother who is now married to his widowed wife, Hamlets Uncle and Mother.Having seen Hamlet's earlier ideas that death ends suffering he would not have wanted Claudius to be free from his sins and Hamlet views it as more revengeful to let him live, for a while.Although, it can be evidence for the procrastinating nature of Hamlet I think it is very cold and calculated.When seeing Claudius he goes to avenge old Hamlet's death but does not.He feels it would be too kind because he will have confessed his sins and this was considered to grant entry to heaven.For if not, then his 'antic disposition' doesn't hide true madness leading to failure to get revenge. Middle He tells her that women are just acting, however this time not in a good sense.He sees their 'painting' of a new 'face' as an act against God to assist them in their 'wanton' lives which makes 'me mad'.Hamlet has been made very anti-women because of his mother and says 'frailty thy name is woman' suggesting he considers the female sex to be weaker and more calculating.Act three Scene Four is another scene staged by Claudius and Polonius. Taking place in Gertrude's bedroom after Hamlet has considered killing Claudius.