Hamlet: Appearance Vs. Reality



One of the most famous and popular authors and script writers is William
Shakespeare. Shakespeare has always been able to create interesting characters
and one of the reasons they are so interesting might be that they are complex
people with their inner selves differing from their outer selves. Are the
characters in Hamlet the same on the inside as they appear to be on the outside?
The characters in William Shakespeare's Hamlet can be studied in a manner
relating to appearance versus reality. Some of these characters are Claudius,
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and Hamlet.
One character who enables us to examine the theme of appearance versus
reality is Claudius, the new King of ...

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Claudius is the one who murders elder Hamlet. We see the proof of this in
Claudius' soliloquy when he appears to be praying; "O, my offence is rank, it
smells to heaven./It hath the primal eldest curse upon't/A brother's murder"
(Shakespeare III336-38).
Another love which Claudius fakes is the love he has towards his nephew and
stepson, Hamlet. In his first speech to his court Claudius tells Hamlet not to
leave for school but to remain in Denmark; "It is most retrograde to our
desire/And we do beseech you, bend you to remain/Here in the cheer and comfort
of our eye" (Shakespeare I2114-117). However, later in the play Claudius
develops a plan to send Hamlet away from Denmark with the aid of Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern; "And he [Hamlet] to England shall along with you [R & G]"
(Shakespeare III34). Claudius also refers to himself as "Thy loving father,
Hamlet" (Shakespeare IV350) but when Hamlet is out of the room a few moments
later Claudius has a complete change ...

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