Hamlet 13

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In Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, there are many themes that appear throughout the play. During the sequence of events in the play we see that there are many obvious themes and many underlying themes. One of these themes that can be seen throughout the play is the way characters appear as one thing, and really are different in their actions at different times. Characters wear a sort of mask to keep them and their feelings inside. …

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…benefit their current situations. The theme of masks is developed early on to set up a type of control, which acts as a basis for the actions of the characters in this play. Shakespeare leaves us to wonder what the story would have been like if anyone of the characters stepped out from behind their mask. It is likely that this catastrophe would not have taken place and more likely that Hamlet would be king.