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Appearance vs Reality Hamlet is one of the well-known screenplays written by William Shakespeare. In this play, appearance vs reality is the major underlying motif: This entire play is build up over the use of deception. Main characters like Claudius and Hamlet are great examples used by Shakespeare to enforce fundamental ideas of revenge and corruption. King Claudius is the obvious scheming villain of this tragic play. Shakespeare uses King Claudius’ deception to reinforce the idea of corruption. His cruel, vindictive, and self-absorbed character under his “fine” manners and diplomatic behaviour. Claudius uses deception to plot against Hamlet. At the start of the play, his god-like appearance was shattered after the revelation by Hamlet’s late father’s ghost, as it clarifies the illusion he has created and the cold-hearted murder against his brother to seize the throne. This occurring of appearance vs reality by Shakespeare implies the extreme lengths, Claudius is willing to undertake. This motif re-occurs when Polonius states “

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