Here, as before, never, so help you mercy,
How strange or odd some’er I bear myself—
As I perchance hereafter shall think meet
To put an antic disposition on—
That you, at such times seeing me, never shall,
With arms encumb’red thus, or this headshake,
Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase,
As “Well, well, we know,” or “We could, and if we would,”
Or “If we list to speak,” or “There be, and if they might,”
Or such ambiguous giving out, to note
That you know aught of me—this do swear,
So grace and mercy at your most need help you.”
-Hamlet, Act I Scene v
This quote presents one of the most prominent arguments concerning Shakespeare’s works: was Hamlet sane? This debate has valid arguments on both sides, but I won’t waste your time discussing them all. Hamlet is a wonderful work, but it is not my favorite; however, I do love Shakespeare’s character, and he is my inspiration for AnticDisposition.
Hamlet, being one of the most renowned works of Shakespeare, is widely known by all. Be that as it may, AnticDisposition doesn’t deal with merely Hamlet but with all of Shakespeare’s work. I love Shakespeare. His work is my life. I hope you enjoy the material I post on AnticDisposition and put it to good use!