In act II, scene ii, lines 246-47, Hamlet stated that Denmark is a prison. In these lines, he assumes that the people worry more about themselves than about Denmark, in addition, the people rely on the royal family to hold the responsibilities in Denmark. Later, Hamlet's remark on his madness suggests that he is only mad at certain times, but when he is mentally stable, he is more aware of what is going on. Hamlet may be acting, but he is also slipping into his personal madness. Craig Santos Perez titled the poem "From understory" to show how his poem has multiple layers of stories within it like the layers of a rainforest. There's a top layer, multiple middle layers, and a bottom layer, both in a rainforest and the poem. The several stories being told were about his wife and daughter, the ocean culture, and current events. In the present timeline, the wife takes care of her daughter while several current situations occur, such as missing and murdered women. However, it also mentions several stories from the past, the history of the culture, such as "the rape of oceania."