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Power Vs HappinessClaudius what are your motives for killing the king marrying his wife and taking on therole of father to his young sonClaudius is introduced in act I ii In this scene he has an important speech In thisspeech he talks about the death of the king his marriage to the queen and the foreign problemsof the state He utilizes many transitions and tends to empiseze the foreign affairs of the state Idont know what to make of this it could mean various things It could mean that Claudius ismaking a grab for power shown in his concentration on the foreign polices trying to distract fromhis lust for power along with his marriage to the queen giving the change in leadership asmoother and more acceptable feel He also down plays the death of the formal king so that hecan redirect the peoples attention to his plans and the problems of the state But I could meansomething else Im not sure Later on in this scene Claudius talks to Hamlet Hamlet is verydepressed Claudius gives hamlet some comforting and fatherly advice here trying to get him outof his deep depression But what is his true motivation here is he trying to get hamlet as a backerfor his new rain so he is just lying and manipulating hamlet or dose he have true and deepfeelings for Hamlet and is just trying to help hamlet and was no self-interest in it I feel right nowthat it a bit of both I think he cares about hamlet but would also like him to support his rise topowerNext we come to act II ii hamlet has made many strange comments and actions latelymany people think he is going or has gone insane Claudius finds two of Hamlets good friendsto spy on him and try to find out what wrong with him At this point we know that Hamlet knowsthat Claudius killed his father but we dont know whether Claudius
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