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A person can concoct or counterfeit identity that does notcorrelate to things as they really areBednar 1 In Hamlet 1984and in our modern society many situations are shown in which appearanceshide reality In each of these sources it is easy to decipher thereality of the situation although it may not be apparent to thecharacter being deceived In Hamlet many situations occur where Hamlet is being deceivedor spied on but Hamlet is not supposed to find out A situationoccurred when Polonius believed that because he told his daughterOphelia to stay away from Hamlet that Hamlet went mad He feels thatbecause Hamlet went mad it was his fault because Hamlet loves OpheliaLord Polonius presents to King Claudius that he wants to find out thetruth about Hamlet in which he says I will find where truth is hidindeed within the centreHamlet II ii Lord Polonius believing thathe can find out the truth decides to come up with a plan at such atime I shall loose my daughter to him Be you and I behind an arrasthen Mark the encounter if he love her not and be not from his reasonfalln thereon let me be no assistant for a state but keep a farm andcartersHamlet II ii The appearance to Hamlet of this situation isthat he and Ophelia are alone but the reality is that behind anarras Hamlet IIii King Claudius and Lord Polonius are watching thewhole conversation A similar situation occurs later in the book of Hamlet in whichLord Polonius is talking to Queen Gertrude and Hamlet walks in and LordPolonius goes and hides behind a curtain Once again Hamlet sees theappearance of being alone with his mother but really Lord Polonius isin there with them and Hamlet doesnt know When his mother yelled outWhat wilt thou do Thou wilt not murder
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