Help with a thesis?

need some ideas for a thesis in relations to the role of deceptions and illusions in Hamlet. But more importantly, im looking for a few qotes about deception. Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Queen Gertrude

    If it be,

    Why seems it so particular with thee?


    Seems, madam! nay it is; I know not 'seems.'

    'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother,

    Nor customary suits of solemn black,

    Nor windy suspiration of forced breath,

    No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,

    Nor the dejected 'havior of the visage,

    Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,

    That can denote me truly: these indeed seem,

    For they are actions that a man might play:

    But I have that within which passeth show;

    These but the trappings and the suits of woe

    O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!

    My tables,--meet it is I set it down,

    That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain;

    As I perchance hereafter shall think meet

    To put an antic disposition on,

    The spirit that I have seen

    May be the devil: and the devil hath power

    To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps

    Out of my weakness and my melancholy,

    As he is very potent with such spirits,

    Abuses me to damn me:

    there is a kind of confession in your looks

    which your modesties have not craft enough to colour:

    have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God

    has given you one face, and you make yourselves

    another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and

    nick-name God's creatures, and make your wantonness

    your ignorance.

    Is it not monstrous that this player here,

    But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,

    Could force his soul so to his own conceit

    That from her working all his visage wann'd,

    Tears in his eyes, distraction in's aspect,

    A broken voice, and his whole function suiting

    With forms to his conceit? and all for nothing!

    For Hecuba!

    What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba,

    That he should weep for her? What would he do,

    Had he the motive and the cue for passion

    That I have? He would drown the stage with tears

    And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,

    Make mad the guilty and appal the free,

    Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed

    The very faculties of eyes and ears.

    The other motive,

    Why to a public count I might not go,

    Is the great love the general gender bear him;

    Who, dipping all his faults in their affection,

    Would, like the spring that turneth wood to stone,

    Convert his gyves to graces;

    if this should fail,

    And that our drift look through our bad performance,

    'Twere better not assay'd: therefore this project

    Should have a back or second, that might hold,

    If this should blast in proof.

  • 1 decade ago

    A thesis is an intellectual and educated proposition. A thesis statement is the statement that begins a formal essay or argument, or that describes the central argument of an essay, paper or proposition.

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