There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark since deception guidelines the day! Deceptiveness, one of the main styles in Shakespeare’s play; Hamlet, is a significant element or characteristic that many, if not all of the characters represent. Throughout the play, practically none of the characters are true to one another, this causes mayhem and drama. Within the play, there are numerous examples of deceptiveness, one remaining in scene II of act I.
In this scene Claudius offers a speech, acting as if he feels sorrow and remorse over the death of his sibling, and previous king, Hamlet.
To deceive individuals, and trick them into believing that he really feels remorse over his brother’s death, is King Claudius’s goal. The reality however is king Claudius is the source of King Hamlet’s bereavement. In hopes that nobody will think him of killing his own bro, Claudius uses the “fake compassion charade”. Even if King Claudius genuinely felt regret or regret for the death of his sibling, he would not have wed his dead siblings spouse, Queen Gertrude. Scene II of act II consists of another example of deception.
This scene consists of four characters, all of whom trick the shocked and depressed Prince and primary character, Hamlet. He is tricked by; his “love”, Ophelia, his Uncle/Father, King Claudius, Ophelia’s daddy, Polonius, and most notably his own Mother, Gertrude. Polonius concocts a plan to prove to King Claudius that Hamlet’s destructive behavior is due to his unreciprocated love for Ophelia. This was to be performed by Ophelia misleading Hamlet into believing that they are alone, in the corridor in which Hamlet invests most of his time.
On the other hand Ophelia is well aware that her father, Polonius and King Claudius are hiding neighboring eavesdropping on their discussion. Also, In Act I, sc. II, Claudius and Gertrude ask Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlets long time good friends to consult with Hamlet and learn why has been so sepulchral. After Hamlet greets them joyfully, he inquires for the thinking behind their check out. Rosencrantz lies in his action by stating, “To visit you, my lord, no other event”. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are not the only ones involved in this situation, making
Gertrude and Claudius unfaithful to Hamlet too because it is they who brought Hamlets good friends, knowing that his friends were probably the only ones that would have the ability to get information out of Hamlet. Nearly all of the characters in Hamlet betray/ deceptive. They play techniques, and lie to one another. Most of the characters are “duplicitous” in the sense that they have 2 absolutely different personalities and change back and forth, or maybe they are one faced, and wear masks. So one side of their face is who they genuinely are, and the other (or the mask) is who they trick people into believing they are.