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In Shakespeares Hamlet there is a murder and it doesnt say straight out who the murder is There are no detectives on the case No one within in the state is really questioning the murder of the King except for his son It may not have all the customary qualities of detective story but it does come across as a detective story in which Hamlet seeks to solve the mysterious death and to revenge for his fatherIn an ordinary mundane average crime the detectives try to figure out who the perpetrator or perpetrators are This is not the case in Hamlet the only evidence that comes across that the King was murdered was the ghostly figure who only appeared to be Hamlets father In scene five of act one Horatio says to Hamlet after Hamlet talked to the ghost that These are but wild and whirling winds This questions the word of Hamlet by showing the he might be imagining things Also the new King and Hamlets mother think he is mad There may have even been a question in Hamlets mind and that maybe why he delayed his revengeThis is where it appears to become a detective story Hamlet has a hunch that his uncle the new king killed his father Hamlet sets up a trap for the new king by watching his reaction to the play which was based on the way the ghost told Hamlet he died After that Hamlet may have had the final support to avenge his fathers death The motive for the new king to kill Hamlets father was crystal clear He married Hamlets mother after only two months He obviously also became the new king as well Hamlet had that support early and he seemed the only one to being a detectiveWhat made it seem more like a crime and a detective story was the way Claudius made his moves He tried to cover up his action very
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