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In Hamlet by Shakespeare the implications of double meanings and deceptions are conglomerated in such a way that a literary cycle is circumvented The literary cycle by definition is the conveyance of a theme through consistent usage of literary devices through out a literary work By doing so Shakespeare produces an atmosphere of contentment and worried unease The irony of these two antagonistic elements is relevant in the sense that the stream of conscience of King Claudius the politician the penitent the tragedy is explored Shakespeare perplexes just enough for it to be valued when a resolution occurs Shakespeare incorporates asides in Hamlet to create a contradictory mood and then counters with play wide themes to serves as lighthouses for the murky waters of literary dubiety The paradox of having contradictory moods is purposely perpetuated by Shakespeare constant manipulation of the King With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriageIn equal scale weighing delight and dole 1212-13 These ideas are so conflicted that they sit awkwardly with each other and hence the disquietude mood is inaugurated Shakespeare then simply perpetuates this mood with Hamlet One other literary element that Shakespeare uses to convey a mood of apprehension is asides At any point in the play where there is one the person giving it is telling the audience information that somewhat contradicts with their actions The king for example actually exhibiting remorse directly contradicts with the knowing unwillingness to do anything about it How smart is a lash that speech doth give my conscience 3159 O heavy burden 3163 Forgive me my foul murderThat cannot be since I am still possessdof those effects for which I did the murder- 3363-65May one be pardond and retain the offence 3367 O wretched state 3378 My words fly up my thoughts remain belowWords without thoughts never to heaven go3396-97 He realizes that he cannot fully take part in any act of contrition because it would not
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