Does Hamlet ever feels worthless?He shows some of the symptoms of schizophrenia and feeling worthless is a symptom of that disease.

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tpisano eNotes educator| Certified Educator

 

Hamlet is intriguing, mysterious, and troubled.  He is propelled by corruption and the need for revenge.  He is also a a very sad person who suffers from depression. He does feel worthless, as the above poster said a great example of this is in Act II scene ii, and he is disgusted with himself.  He knows he should avenge his father's death. This is clear in his interactions with Fortinbras. He thinks he lacks bravery and nobility and seems to be searching for himself.

 

 

frizzyperm | Student

One last try, otherwise you'll have to follow the link...

Yet I,(560)
muddy-mettled rascal, peak
John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause,
pate across?
Swounds, I should take it! for it cannot be(570)
gall
region kites
offal. Bloody, bawdy villain!
brave,
scullion! Fie upon't! Foh!

frizzyperm | Student

Resubmitting... the above post seems to have posted very badly... I'll try again... 

In a word... Yes. Hamlet is very negative about himself. In many many places he lists how worthless he thinks he is, perhaps the strongest example is Act II Scene II

O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I...

Yet I, A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak
John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause,
pate across?
Swounds, I should take it! for it cannot be(570)
gall
region kites
offal. Bloody, bawdy villain!
brave,
scullion! Fie upon't! Foh!

 

frizzyperm | Student

In a word... Yes. Hamlet is very negative about himself. In many many places he lists how worthless he thinks he is, perhaps the strongest example is Act II Scene II

O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I...

Yet I,(560)
muddy-mettled rascal, peak
John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause,
pate across?
Swounds, I should take it! for it cannot be(570)
gall
region kites
offal. Bloody, bawdy villain!
brave,
scullion! Fie upon't! Foh!