Masks In Hamlet

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Is there ever a time when you know someone and they appear to be different than you expected? The characters in Hamlet have background stories, but they don’t tie in with who they are in the present. Their masks explain perspective and their faces explain reality. Their appearances don’t show who they really are. The characters are not who they say they are.
Prince Hamlet appears to be a nice guy, but he is actually a deranged lunatic. Hamlet is arguing with Horatio and Marcellus about keeping him from following the Ghost, his father. "It will not speak. Then I will follow it … what should be the fear … hold off your hands” (I.iv.62, 64, 80). This tells us how Hamlet is going down a path to where he will do something and not know what will

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