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On this question there are four different hypotheses: (1) That Hamlet was throughout perfectly sane, but feigned insanity; (2) that Hamlet was after his interview with the Ghost more or less insane; (3) that in Hamlet insanity was latent, but was only fully developed after the Court-play; (4) that Hamlet was neither insane, nor feigned to be so.
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To think that Hamlet become insane at one occasion or another would be misunderstanding the reason why he decided to put on the mask of insanity in the first place. He had a plan set in place and there is nothing to suggest that he lost the plot at any point during the play. He had to face various adversities and setbacks all throughout the play but even when he was on his way to England he stuck to his original plan and was not willing to give up. Once his suspicions were confirmed, there was no going back for him. Even though it would be easy to assume for readers that Hamlet had gone mad at some point in the play, Shakespeare had made sure that the audience does not make the same mistake as some of the characters.