The Tragedy of Hamley in William Shakespeare's Play

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The Tragedy of Hamley in William Shakespeare's Play

Appearance vs. Reality is one of the main theme and stylistic device

used in the play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Most

characters in the play are unpredictable, unless audience analysis

every bits and pieces of the text in order to find the truth, really

to see inside the real character. This form of stylistic device can be

very interesting in a play because sometimes there are soliloquies,

irony, or even foreshadowing. Appearance vs. Reality is a challenge

for the character in the play, because there’s other character’s in

the play doesn’t know what’s going on in the other character’s mind.

Although some characters predict or tries to find out what’s on the

other character’s mind and this can be a bravery or foolish attempt

because he/she would get killed in later on in the story. In the play,

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark one of the main appearance

vs. reality change would be the feeling of both King Claudius and

Hamlet, at the beginning to just two scenes away. Appearance vs.

Reality adds a feature to the play, and twists the play in many

different directions for the audiences.

In Act I, Scene II lines: “Take thy fair hour, Laertes; time be thine,

And thy best graces spend it at thy will! But now, my cousin Hamlet,

and my son,--” Claudius expresses his feelings for the main character

Hamlet, Prince and son of Old Hamlet. Claudius expression doesn’t

influence Hamlet in anyways, because King Claudius who’s his uncle

married his mother, Queen Gertrude wife of the Old Hamlet. Hamlet

suspects that they might be related to the death, and his feeling

towards his Uncle is suspicious and he feels betrayal towards his

mother for marring his uncle. In the above quote it might seem that

Claudius feeling towards Hamlet is affection although he feels

suspicious, and is planning in back if his mind. Further on in the

after Hamlet’s found out about his father’s death and that his uncle

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