Hamlet - 11. *DISCUSS the role DECEPTION and RUMOR has in...

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11 . **DISCUSS the role DECEPTION and RUMOR has in the play: lying , hiding, trickery , spreading rumors, etc. (This thread will overlap with some of the other topics , but that’s okay.) Who's there?'; ( Act 1 , Scene I,), is the opening line of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet , a question asked by a soldier on guard duty . A sentinel starting his midnight shift normally expects to relieve his fellow sentry as usual; yet he still wonders and challenges the identity of his fellow sentry , because he wonders if it may be someone spying. The question displays that there is a need to assure that one is not being deceived . Spying and deception introduce the play and continue to dominate the play , contributing to a major theme of Hamlet. The theme of 'appearance versus reality'; is developed through the deception and spying in the play . The tone of deception is initiated by Hamlet's uncle , Claudius, now, the bestial King of Denmark . Claudius' murderous actions are revealed by Old Hamlet's ghost . The visitations explain the background to Denmark's deception . 'The serpent that did sting thy father's life/Now wears his crown'; ( Act 1 , Scene V,). The first speech by Claudius is well organized
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