Hamlet Emotional Journey

Hamlet Emotional Journey
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HAmlets emotion journey looking through the Psychoanalytical Lens

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  • Emotion: Despair
  • O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt,Thaw and resolve itself into a dew,Or that the Everlasting had not fixedHis canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God,How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! (1.2.133-138)
  • Emotion: Determination 
  • Haste me to know 't, that I, with wings as swiftAs meditation or the thoughts of love,May sweep to my revenge. (1.5.31-37)
  • Emotion: Threatened
  • The spirit that I have seenMay be the devil, and the devil hath powerT' assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps,Out of my weakness and my melancholy,As he is very potent with such spirits,Abuses me to damn me. (2.2.627-632)
  • Hamlet goes through the emotion of despair after his father's death and his mothers remarrying. Hamlet is so upset that he uses imagery of his "skin melting" to convey how much pain he is in. By looking through the psychoanalytical lens, Hamlet feels despair because of the traumatic event that has been placed into the conscious part of his mind. These events involve memories of his dad and how he is no longer physically there
  • Emotion: Heartless
  • Now might I do it pat, now he is praying,And now I'll do 't.       [He draws his sword.] And so he goes to heaven,And so am I revenged. That would be scanned:A villain kills my father, and for that,I, his sole son, do this same villain sendTo heaven. (3.3.77-83)
  • Hamlet was confronted by his father ghost. He then feels determined to kill whoever murdered him because of his love for him. This feeling of revenge created the emotion of determination .Through the psychoanalytical lens, the ID plays a part to bring the thought of revenge to Hamlet. It acts as the evil thought.
  • Emotion: Paranoid
  • Hamlet is confused as to if he should trust the ghost because the ghost could be the devil himself telling him to murder Claudius. Hamlet feels threatened because he does not know if murder is the right choice. Through the psychoanalytical lens, the ghost could be Hamlets ID therefore the reason it is described as the devil. Hamlets Superego could be hinting to Hamlet that it is not the right decision.
  • Emotion: Tormented
  • Does it not, think thee, stand me now upon—He that hath killed my king and whored my mother, Popp'd in between th' election and my hopes, Thrown out his angle for my proper life, And with such cozenage—isv't not perfect   conscienceTo quit him with this arm? And is 't not to be   damned To let this canker of our nature comeIn further evil? (5.2.63-70)
  • Hamlet watches Claudius pray and sees the chance to kill him. Hamlet decided to not kill him because at that moment because he doesn't want Claudius's to go to heaven because he was praying. Hamlet wants Claudius to go to hell which makes Hamlet cruel which is because of his ID subconscious effecting him. This creates heartlessness in Hamlet.
  • Gertrude says this to Hamlet which shows that she cannot see the ghost that he sees and Hamlet could have lost his mind which we would call delusional. Both Gertrude and Hamlet are in Gertrudes room at the time. The Ghost Hamlet has seen has proved to be his subconsious ID and therfore Hamlet could be dilusional from the traumatic events of his fathers death and is paranoid by it.
  • Alas, how is't with you, That you do bend your eye on vacancy And with the incorporal air do hold discourse? Forth at your eyes your spirits wildly peep, And, as the sleeping soldiers in the alarm, Your bedded hair, like life in excrements, Starts up, and stands on end. O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper Sprinkle cool patience! Whereon do you look?(3.4.132-141)
  • Hamlet reflects on all that Claudius has caused. He mentions that Claudius had gotten into the way of Hamlets succession for the thrown, as well killed his father and whored out his mother. In Hamlets eyes, all of Claudius's acts made Hamlet feel tormented. Hamlet saw Claudius as evil, therefore deserves to be murdered. This thought could come from both the ID, that is seeking revenge while the Superego wants no more evil to be spread
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