On How Tragedy Leads to Deception in: "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"
In the play "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," William Shakespeare has used the theme of deception, and how its use by one or more characters leads to their downfall. Polonius explicitly stated this theme when he said to Laertes in I, ii, "By indirections find directions out." Each major character in Hamlet, in his or her own way, provided
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receiving compensation for their "service." By betraying their friend in return for pay, Rozencrantz and Guildenstern choose deceitful actions to fulfill their own agendas. It ends up killing them though, because Hamlet finds out and changes the letters.
Each character in the play "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" utilizes the theme of deceit, and provides an example (through their death) of how it repeatedly leads to tragedy.
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