After speaking with his father's ghost, Hamlet learns that his uncle, Claudius, assassinated his father by pouring poison into his ear while he was sleeping in an orchard. Upon discovering his uncle's treachery, Hamlet promises to avenge his father's death by murdering King Claudius. Hamlet also understands that Claudius will be wary of him and does not want him to suspect that he is plotting against him. Hamlet is also aware that Claudius will begin spying on him and threatens to interrupt his bloody plans. Therefore, Hamlet decides to feign madness as a way to confuse Claudius and distract him from becoming suspicious. Hamlet essentially desires to conceal his malevolent intentions and suppress Claudius's suspicions. Initially, Claudius entertains the idea that Hamlet may be acting strange because he is lovesick. However, Hamlet's madness influences Claudius to send him away to England, where Claudius plans on having him murdered. Unfortunately, Hamlet’s madness influences Claudius to act more suspicious of him and draws attention to himself. While Claudius may not suspect that Hamlet is plotting his murder, he does eye him with suspicion and wants him as far away from Denmark as possible.