The Treachery's Effect In Hamlet

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created by the world renown playwright William Shakespeare demonstrates the struggles of a man show cared for his father deeply, in the wake of his recent death that appeared to have been orchestrated by a close family member. Throughout the play, Hamlet searches for evidence of this treachery however, once he learns the truth he is stunned into inaction, which leads to an unexpected ending. Within this novel, is a character, one whom has an overpowering presence that, while he is not among the living has a tremendous amount of influence over the course of the book. This character is Hamlet’s father, referred to as ‘King Hamlet’ whom Hamlet tries to avenge throughout the play.

As a result of King Hamlet’s death, his wife remarried but strained her relationship with her son, by doing so to her previous brother-in-law only mere months after King Hamlet’s death. “Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears Had left the flushing in her galled eyes, She married. O, most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets…” In Act , Scene 2 Hamlet is showing distress over his mother marrying Claudius and calls her tears unrighteous as he
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“A serpent stung me. So the whole ear of Denmark Is by forged a process of my death...The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown.” In Act 1 Scene 5 Hamlet and The Ghost speak to one another for the first time, and The Ghost reveals it was Claudius who murdered him, by placing poison in his ear. This serves to make Hamlet dislike and show disdain for his mother and uncle in a far less discreet way. It also encourages a hatred of them to fester inside of Hamlet, mad ramblings that nearly ruins all diplomatic relationships he may have been able to hold with Claudius. Claudius is motivated to spy upon Hamlet using Hamlet’s own friends and have people report to him about his

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