Robin Williams Melancholy Suicide–Hopelessness, Helplessness, and Defeat.
There’s something in his soul
O’er which his melancholy sits on brood,
And I do doubt the hatch and the disclose
Will be some danger—which for to prevent,
I have in quick determination……..
It shall be so. Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.
—Hamlet Act III, Scene 1
According to Radar Online
Robin Williams is looking “grim and focused.” Grim? Yes. Focused? No. His visage is one of entrapment, despair, and dread.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway observes that “the loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly” This is not focus but melancholia–hopelessness, helplessness, and defeat.