William Shakespeare 's Hamlet - The Framework Of Deceit

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The Framework of Deceit

Almost notably, the perception of madness and spying plays the most influential role in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. However, when looking closely at the play, it can be argued that the central theme of this tragedy is acting. How Shakespeare presents and lays out the actors and acting makes it a framework for madness and spying. Shakespeare points out the theme of in the dissimilarities of his characters, the deceits that individuals take for granted and the presentation of the `play within a play '. This intertwined deception allows certain characters to manipulate the actions and thoughts of others such as Hamlet does. This tragedy is one great puppet show, "I could see the puppets dallying". (Act III, scene II).

The main character in this play Hamlet is most different compared to other characters because of his characteristics. What fascinates most audience and readers about Hamlet is that he 's enigmatic. Other character can never figure out who Hamlet is as a person. Hamlet even says so himself to others such as his mother Gertrude, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. With Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Shakespeare allows Hamlet 's depression to surface of old friend 's betrayal and love ones of his. Because it is so difficult to figure fully who he is and his thoughts, he makes a perfect actor that no one would suspect him of doing as he plays madness. Even if crossing from acting into madness, it would go unknown by the other…

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