English IV Hamlet Act 2 Quiz Review Part 13

Why does Hamlet think its necessary to pretend madness? Hamlet pretends madness to distract everyone while he plots his revenge against Claudius. Hamlet wants to spy on Claudius and hopes that if Claudius thinks Hamlet is insane, then he might be more willing to say if he is guilty.
Why does he think it is necessary to stage a play to test Claudius? Hamlet says he plans to stage the play because the ghost may be a devil asking him to be evil, and he wants proof that Claudius really did kill King Hamlet.
Why does Hamlet delay taking his revenge? Hamlet may be unsure on whether Claudius is really guilty of killing King Hamlet. Also, Hamlet fears damnation. In addition, Hamlet may not be a person to act like his father or Fortinbras, but he may be a scholar who reflects instead of acts.

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