The beginning of the key scene is important because, Hamlet has been summoned by his mother, who is furious with him for events surrounding the play-within-the-play, in which it has been suggested clearly that Hamlet’s father has been murdered by his brother. Hamlet, however, confronts his mother, still unhappy that she is married to his uncle, Claudius. Polonius has been sent to spy on Hamlet on behalf of Claudius. Hamlet kills Polonius, apparently believing it to be Claudius. Old Hamlet’s ghost appears for the second time to remind Hamlet of his mission of revenge for his father’s murder.
Use of Deception in Hamlet Hamlet is a play by William Shakespeare about a prince named Hamlet who was spoken to by the ghost of his dead father telling Hamlet to kill his uncle Claudius (the new king) because Claudius killed him. The story revolves around Hamlet's dillema of how to kill his uncle while being deceptive enough so that no one finds out about the ghost. This essay will prove how deception is often used in Hamlet for many reasons. Claudius uses deception to protect himself from being prosecuted for his crime of killing the King. No one knows what the deal is with Gertrude because she deceives everybody by keeping to herself all the time keeping everyone from knowing anything.
While speaking the ghost Hamlet asks, “O all you host of heaven! O Earth! What else?/And shall I couple hell?” (I.v.25). Hamlet does not believe the ghost until Act III, when Hamlet tricks Claudius into revealing that he is the cause of his fathers death through the use of his play, “The Murder of Gonzago.” Even though Hamlet knows the truth, he still has trouble acting on his thoughts. It seems that Hamlet does not want to extract revenge and he regrets promising the ghost that he will do so, “O cursed spite,/That ever I was born to set it right!
The reason for this is simple, Hamlet is not mad but rather he just pretends to be mad in order express his feelings and think of ways to gain information about Cladius and the murder of his father.. In which Claudius poisoned his father to become king. Hamlet is sane from the moment the play begins to the moment he dies. He just wants people to think he has gone mad so they dont find his behavior suspicious, but there are instances when he goes over board. At the beginning of Hamlet, before Hamlet is told by the ghost that Claudius killed his father, Hamlet is broken up over his father’s death, and the marriage of his mother and Claudius his uncle.. “The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.” At this time he doesn’t show any signs of madness, only sorrow.
The struggle to act upon his father’s murder is a key factor in Hamlet’s disillusionment with the world. The Elizabethan period was a time that demanded revenge and this is even true in our present time to some extent. An eye for an eye approach was considered socially correct which Hamlet initially suggests ‘May sweep to my revenge’. Since Claudius has become the new king, he is considered a false king and imposter to the throne by Hamlet and this leads to the collapse of the natural hierachy that was in place. He states ‘tis an unweeded garden’ alluding to the fact that a false king leads to corruption which finally leads to the collapse of the hierarchy.
On the hand, there lies Claudius. The reader has just learned that he was willing to kill his own brother to become king. Murder is a horrible thing, but killing your own brother for your own selfish needs is far beyond horrible. When learning this, in combination with feel bad for Hamlet, the reader is left hating Claudius for what he has done. Additionally, this is a very important scene in the play.
Revenge must begin with a motive. In the play Hamlet, Fortinbras and Hamlet both seek revenge for the death of their fathers. Hamlet desires revenge because he is ordered to do so. Also he develops a hated for the new marriage of his mother and Claudius. Old Hamlet informs his son that he was murdered by his brother.
The play was about Iago a character that is jealous of others who are getting what he wants and his plot to have revenge. He messed with innocent bystanders just to get his revenge and in the end he ended up hurt, alone, and more importantly without what he wanted in the first place. Hamlet was based on revenge and betrayal. Hamlet’s father was killed by his brother who went on marring Hamlet’s mother. Hamlet is given this knowledge by his father’s ghost and sets out to have revenge.
Trying to become a king in general can be extremely difficult, and it can be even more challenging to gain the respect of your people if it was your brother that you received the crown from. The fear of seeming like a weak and passive king to the people made Creon make many wrong decisions that eventually cost Antigone and his family their lives. The first mistake that Creon made was making such a bold promise to kill whoever buried the body of Antigone’s brother. He made this promise in order to try and instill fear into his people and in turn insure their respect. After finding out who it was that laid the body to rest, he had no choice but to fulfill his promise of killing them to show his people that his first official act as king was a non-compromising one.
Horatio ask the ghost to speak, ,but it doesn't and later talks to Hamlet about it (1.1.127.) - To prove that Claudius killed his father and has been feeling guilty Hamlet tries to re-enact the murder of his father though a play (2.2.633-634.) - Claudius feels guilty when watching the play about the Murder of Gonzago and has to leave (3.2.295.) - Hamlet has the chance to kill Claudius during prayer, but knowing this would just send him to heaven (3.3.82.) - The ghost talks to hamlet again because he is mad Claudius is still alive (3.4.127.)