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Hamlet 2A essay, Act 3 scene 2 This scene, staged in the great hall of elsinore, Hamlet's cunning plan to determine his uncle’s guilt comes together. Hiring players to act out a play based on his father’s death, (as described by his father's ghost), and awaits Claudius's reaction. The whole point of this is Hamlet putting to rest his insecurity over the matter, once he discovers for certain Claudius did murder his farther and was the “snake in the orchard”, only then can he feel at rest with killing him. This scene is one of the main examples throughout the play that demonstrates one of many weaknesses in Hamlet’s personality, in which he comes across as immensely pensive and unsure about nearly everything. The significance of the scene is evident in that both Hamlet and Claudius plotting each other's deaths begins here. For Hamlet he is now finally at ease with what his father's ghost told him earlier in the play, thus he can now kill his uncle without any remorse and for Claudius as he is now alarmed at Hamlet’s knowledge of his crime. Although this scene shows a negative side to Hamlet, we also get a glimpse of Hamlet as an intellectual. He takes role as an authority on acting, advising that the actors should use
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