The Consequences Of Beteptness In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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It is essential in life to know those individuals that are truly trustworthy and those who want to see nothing more than failure, meaning that trusting the wrong type of people leads to wrong things. Words can be extremely deceiving since words may lie but actions will always tell the truth. In Act 3.1 of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Shakespeare highlights trust among friends, family, and the appearances vs. the reality of each individual. First, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern always present themselves to Hamlet as childhood friends, but on the contrary, are summoned by the King to ascertain the cause of his madness (2.2.240). Hamlet, however, respected the two for doing what they had to do and answered with a crafty and wise manner that exhibits Hamlet’s intelligence and craftiness (3.1.8). Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are prime examples to demonstrate that although betrayal is expected to come from enemies, it sometimes comes from close friends and those that show love. After speaking with…show more content…
To “entreat… Majesties”, Polonius plans to use Ophelia as his bait to lure in Hamlet into exposing the truth about his madness so that he can get on the good side of the King (3.1.24). This plan to use love against Hamlet produces adequate evidence to say that they will by no means stop to find out the reason of his madness. Uniquely, Ophelia doesn’t object when her father tells her to “read on this book” that will supposedly trick Hamlet into thinking she is pure and honest (3.1.49). With no rejection from Ophelia, this exposes the fact that Hamlet cannot even trust his own love. Ophelia simply could have chosen to disobey her father and expose him to Hamlet, but nevertheless, she helps her father carry out his plan. This may affect the future of the story because this means that Hamlet will eventually lose trust in her and Ophelia will become of no

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