Hamlet goes mad, or at least pretends to go mad--critics have never agreed on whether his madness is real or faked.  If Hamlet if faking, he is doing an excellent job:  during one with Ophelia, he tells her to go to a convent, says everyone is a criminal, orders her to lock her father inside, and, finally, tells her that wise men understand that women are adulterers.  

Imagine you want to convince someone that you've gone insane.  Write a mad monologue for yourself.  You will have 8 minutes to complete this activity.  Ready...set...WRITE!

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