Create two lists from this passage: one list of the positive statements that Hamlet makes about life and one list of the negative statements.
Look at each list and decide which makes more sense to you. Choose one list of statements to write about.
Write a response to the excerpt answering the following questions:
Why is this position (negative or positive) a more accurate view on life?
Why does Hamlet include the other position? What is the purpose of the dichotomy?
How does this position support the argument that Hamlet is or is not mad?