that is hidden. Deception can be used in Hamlet,
where Shakespeare molds a society filled with deceit. Each character experiences deceit in order
to bring out the truth. The characters in the play do not feel the need the to force someone to
speak the truth, instead they punish the character with death. Consequently, the characters are
forced to keep secrets away from each other to try and dispose of their past. In Hamlet,
Shakespeare uses several examples of deceit like betrayal and dishonesty, which in the end will
be a role in the characters death.
Hamlet is set in the great royal palace of Denmark. In the play, Hamlet is angered by the
thoughts that his father was not killed on an accident but by his Uncle, King Claudius, so he can
take the throne and marry Queen Gertrude. While Hamlet is in the pursuit of vengeance,
Claudius is set on making sure his title as King of Denmark is secure by assuring that Hamlet
does not interfere in his plans by being dishonest and manipulating him. The use of deception is
created throughout the play on numerous occasions such as the staging of the past King’s death,
it is filled with deceit because Claudius is trying to convince the people that the King died in
battle, but that is not all honesty.
Another example of deception is when Ophelia hides the truth from Hamlet because she does not
want to disobey her father. Hamlet has the knowledge that he is being watched by Polonius.
Ophelia could have been honest with Hamlet by telling…
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Why do you want to lead this nation? (At least one paragraph.)
Due to current conditions of Denmark being leaderless I take this as an opportunity to lead the nation to be greater than it is already. Sweden currently wants to integrate small parts of Denmark taking the use of it not having a leader to discuss it with. If I were the leader of Denmark we would establish a stronger government bond with Sweden's current king ,Erik…
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