why does hamlet warn his friends that he plans "to put an antic disposition on?" what is an antic dispostition? Asked by dill s #400814 on 11/13/2014 4:53 AM
There was a grunge-inspired Seattle adaptation that imagined Hamlet as a drug addict--this, I believe, related to the fact that his "madness" and antic disposition could be explained in the twenty-first century psychopharmacologically. I could go on like this for an hour, so I'd better stop.
Dec 13, 2009 · Why does Shakespear's Hamlet put on an antic disposition? is it because he is trying to gather proof that Claudius killed his father? or is it a cover up to his revenge??? or is it something else? I just need a short answer.
Aug 28, 2008 · Why does Hamlet adopt his antic disposition? Does Hamlet realise he is being overheard in the nunnery scene? Does Claudius actually reveal his guilt in his reaction to The Mousetrap, or is that Hamlet’s imagination? And what does Horatio think? Why does the Ghost appear in the the closet scene? And what effect does that have on his old family ...
In his attempt to prove Claudius’s guilt, Hamlet puts on an “antic disposition" (1.5.194)—that is, he pretends to be mad. In so doing he is able to say and do things that confuse and perplex others while he conducts his murder investigation.
After he sees the ghost the first time and is charged with his duty, he makes Horatio and Marcellus swear to keep the occurrence secret, no matter “[h]ow strange or odd soe’er [he] bear[s] [himself],” as if he was planning to “put an antic disposition on” (1.5.170, 172). He fools Ophelia while she is sewing, disheveled, pale as a ...
When Hamlet decides to put on an "antic disposition" he is suggesting that he should act like a madman. In Shakespeare's time antic meant disturbingly or even threateningly bizarre or irrational.
Jun 03, 2008 · The first time it is because of his doubts and the second because his uncle is praying and if hamlet were to kill his uncle then, he would go to heaven and hamlet wants his uncle to go to hell. 2. Hamlet claims that his madness is feigned, an “antic disposition” which he puts on for his own purposes (I.v.172).
2. What terrible responsibility does the ghost lay on Hamlet? 3. What is his immediate response to this responsibility? 4. Why do you think Hamlet swears his friends to secrecy? 5. What do you think Hamlet means when he announces to his friends that he may “put an antic disposition on”? 6.