Loyalty can often be described as having faithfulness within another. Hamlet has been pushed to lengths at which he is utterly confused, causing his supposed madness. With madness, blindness and confusion are caused due to the actions that Hamlet was willing undertake in order to bring upon his own revenge for his father. Besides the need for taking revenge, his infatuation of Ophelia has also caused conflict. Love brought upon blindness and a sense of confusion, and with Hamlet and Ophelia’s relationship. Hamlet was willing to go at the wild extent to preserve it. On the actual conflicts within the play, Horatio’s principles allow him to reveal the actual reality of the events clearly. He is able to aid in bringing a sense of order for those around him, specifically Hamlet. Horatio’s ideas about truth within the play reveal the treachery of a corrupt king and how Horatio’s loyalty remains pure due to the seemingly loyalty-filled relationship he shares with Prince Hamlet. In Hamlet madness, love, and characterization of Horatio as being loyal help to reveal how infatuation and desire of various characters throughout the play lead to blindness and confusion that inevitably bring their unwanted ends due to being unable to see the truth without great deal of guidance.
Madness could be often thought of as to when a character is driven to a point where they are unable to comprehend their surroundings and is at a loss for their existence for some reason given their surroundings. Once having discovered that Hamlet’s father was mercilessly killed, Hamlet goes out of his way to tell his companion Horatio to not speak a single word of their discovery in fear of being discovered as mad or delusional in a sense.
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“Antic” denotatively can be defined as being grotesque or bizarre, while “disposition” is the qualities of mind and character that are inherent or a natural attitude towards things. The words “antic disposition” can be described denotatively as being bizarre due to certain circumstances, in this case having discovered one’s father’s own cause of death. Connotatively it would reveal the matter of which Hamlet must seek revenge for his father secretly to not be discovered as anyone and perhaps killed for seeking to arguably overthrow a corrupt monarch, but has not yet discovered if what the King Hamlet’s ghost had actually been who it said it was. Due to King Claudius’s deception, the relationship between him and Hamlet has been further deteriorated, having discovered that his sudden reign of the throne and marriage was brought upon by murder of Hamlet’s father. “Arms encumb’red” and “doubtful phrase” allow one to bring up the belief that Hamlet confided so much in Horatio that he was pertaining to a certain degree of madness in order to prevent an ordeal occurring within the castle with the others.
Ghose reveals that Hamlet, while acting like a “court fool” had intentions to seek out and reveal “the...