We can say without a doubt that there is really something rotten in Denmark. His advice he gives his son is rehearsed and only said to give the appearance of a loving father.
Internal conflict, as well as external conflict are dominant features of his works, and in Hamlet are made evident through a succession of dire events which can attack and destroy someone Many people do regard it as one of the best Shakespeare tragedies, but it generally comes down to opinion.
How to cite this essay Choose cite format:. Unfortunately, Hamlet finds out the hard way that each of them have their own hidden agendas, and corruption spreads like disease throughout the state of Denmark.
Both show that it will be very difficult for Hamlet to uncover the reliability hidden within the lies.
As Hamlet finds out, all contain lies and have hidden intentions within them. The fictional drama being presented before the King is a parallel to the past reality of the King, and will serve to shape the future reality of the King and several other characters.
We find ourselves asking the question of what is genuinely "real," and what is viewed merely as just an "appearance," and not real? Act I. He always wants to keep up the look of loving and caring person.
In summary, the theme of appearance vs. When this play was written inShakespeare's father died and also one of his generous patron and friend imprisoned due to the failure of a rebellion led by Lord Essex.
He lies to her by telling her that Hamlet does not love her, he only wants to have fun with her.