A reader might wonder how the hero might accomplish such a task.

[SS - 1] In this piece of work there are many characters that contribute as foils.

The many characters in the play support the development of Hamlet.

The following paragraphs will outline the deception involved in the deaths of various characters including: Polonius, Gertrude, Laertes, Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and Old Hamlet; as well as the downfall of the antagonist and protagonist: Claudius and Hamlet themselves.

At the beginning of the scene Hamlet is shown being extremely violent towards Gertrude.

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Hamlet tellsthe queen not to dismiss what he has said about her as the result of madness, and says how ironic it is thatvirtue (his blunt talk to his mother) has to ask pardon forits bad manners.

Perhaps someof the original text of the play has been lost from the folio version.)Hamlet'sspeech to his mother has less to do with the murderand how it is wrong than with her sexual misbehavior andher not mourning her loving first husband.


The villain in Hamlet is the King, Claudius.

Claudius even instructs Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to escort Hamlet to England because "it [is not] safe with us/To let his madness range" (III, iii, 1-2). Essentially, each supporting character questions Hamlet's sanity, and most conclude he is indeed mad.

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LaMar in “Hamlet: A Man Who Thinks Before He Acts” describe precisely the perspective that a reader or viewer would find most helpful in solving the “Hamlet problem”: Much of the vast literature on this play has concentrated on the interpretation of Hamlet’s character, particularly in attempting to explain his inability to take decisive action, his tre...

Villains of hamlet In many stories there is a hero and a villain

He then reminds the king of how reliablean advisor he has always been, and says "Take this from this" (my headoff my shoulders, or my insignia of office from me; the actor willshow which is meant) "if this be otherwise." He finishes,"If circumstances lead me [i.e., allow, the actor could say "let"], I will find /Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed / Within thecenter [of the earth]." He suggests he and the king hide and watchOphelia and Hamlet.

HAMLET 123 There's never a villain dwelling in all Denmark 124

Again, this is the themeof sincerity.)Hamlet already had a pretty good idea of whatthe English trip was all about, so his having a copy of the royalseal, and some wax and paper, is no surprise (as he already indicatedat the end of the bedroom scene.) Surprisingly, Hamlet talks aboutreading and changing the letters on an impulse, and has a famous line, "There's a divinity that shapes our ends / Rough-hewthem how we will." Rough-hew was to carve the basics of awoodcarving or sculpture, with the fine-shaping to follow.

There's never a villain dwelling in all Denmark – Ham I.v.124 .

Almost every major male character in the play, whether it is Prince Hamlet, Laertes, the Ghost of King Hamlet, or King Fortinbras of Norway, is acting with purpose to avenge a death.

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Hamlet says everything and says nothing,just as the skull will do later.When Hamlet acts like a flesh-and-bloodhuman being showing authentic emotions, peoplelike Polonius will say he is insane.