She spied on Hamlet through requirement of her father and also she only spied on him to figure out information that pertained to her. She first began spying on Hamlet during Act III while her father Polonious and the King hide behind a curtain. They requested that she find out whether Hamlet truly loved her or not. After she began talking to Hamlet, he humiliates her by replying to her statement with “you should not have believed me, for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I love you not” (III.i.127-129).
As stated in the following quote “You shall do marvellous wisely, good Reynaldo, before you visit him, to make inquire of his behaviour” (2.1.3-5). Polonius was ordering the servant Reynaldo to spy on Laertes, and to secretly look after him. This type of logic that Polonius is using shows the distrust and fake appearance that he portrays to his own son. Another method of deception used by Polonius would be concealment. After Hamlet had staged the play, and noticed Claudius’s reaction, Gertrude was willing to speak to Hamlet about the play, and how Claudius is furious about it.
It can be suggested that Shakespeare presents this character in a negative light throughout the play in order to have the audience view his choices and actions negatively too. However, in Great Expectations, it may be argued that Dickens aims to make his audience more sympathetic to Pip and his situation, and therefore allows us to see Pip’s choices in a more positive light. 2. Main – prove my argument * Macbeth – presented negatively – uncontrollable, easily led, power driven, fear vs. bravery, treason What choice did he make? What influences did he have?
well, for the matter of fact all i had to do was make this up and it worked.... i hope. a central motif in the play is trickery or deceit, whether for good or evil purposes. counterfeiting, or concealing one's true feelings, is part of this motif. everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice. who hides and what is hidden?
However, Friar Laurence isn’t very clever when he tried to marry Juliet and Romeo. The Friar should have known the consequences that could have occurred if their marriage was revealed. Even so, he wanted to bring together the Montague`s and Capulet`s, to finally create peace between them. Another quote the Friar states is; “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” in the end of Act II Scene III.
If it be so (as so’tis put on me, / And that in way of caution), I must tell you/ You do not understand yourself so clearly/ As it behooves my daughter and your honor.”(I, iii, 99-106) Even Ophelia’s brother and father warn her about Hamlet, and how he may be using her but she does not listen because she is in love with Hamlet and does not believe he would use her. “Perhaps he loves you now, / And now no soil nor cautel doth besmirch/ The virtue of his will; but you must fear, / His greatness weighed, his will is not his own,” (I, iii, 17-20). After finding out that Hamlet murder her father and left for England, Ophelia is shock and goes mad because she thinks Hamlet
Hamlet portrays falsity when using rage against Ophelia after discovering she has been apart of a plot of revenge. He uses this as an opportunity to deny his love for her and degrade her until she felt horrible about her self. “I did love you once but you should have not belived me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not.”(3.1.114-119). It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward.
Claudius and Laertes come up with three plans to ensure Hamlet’s death. This scene unites the themes of revenge and deception. Claudius reacts in a callous way to Ophelia’s death. He does not concern himself with the tragedies of others because he is too overly concerned with dealing with the threats imposed on
However, it was unfair of Lenoato to make Claudio believe he had to spend the rest of his life with a complete stranger. In a way, Leonato got his revenge on Claudio for shaming him and his daughter. In Much Ado About Nothing, the point that Shakespeare seems to be making is that deception is not necessarily evil, but can be used to create pleasurable outcomes. The tricks themselves do not hold any moral values. People use tricks to get want they want, therefore it is the quality of the individual waho uses trickery that determines the type of outcome.
“giving him a disguise that enables him to spy in a way that is not as suspicious as spying” (Corum 63). His antic disposition gives him a way to spy, and therefore he cannot be insane while trying to spy on Claudius, Polonius, and his other enemies. Hamlet is proven sane throughout the entire play because he is very coherent when he talks with his friends, he is foiled by Ophelia’s insanity, and he is sane throughout his dialogue. When speaking with his friends, Hamlet is very sane, but when speaking with people he thinks are his enemies, he is clearly not making any sense with his dialogue. In Act 2 scene 2, Hamlet is completely sane when talking with his friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.