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The inner play, the Murder of Gonzago, which Hamlet nicknames the Mouse-trap, allows Shakespeare to explore and address otherwise inexplicable issues.
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With close reference to the language and action of the inner play, consider the significance of this scene
The inner play, the Murder of Gonzago, which Hamlet nicknames 'the Mouse-trap', allows Shakespeare to explore and address otherwise inexplicable issues. The playwright employs rhyming couplets to mask the sharp daggers of conviction directed at Claudius from the rest of the audience in the play with concordance. Pathos is given to Gertrude and her situation. Checkhov's gun is also used with Lucianus' detached monologue at the end.
Shakespeare is consistent with his rhyming couplets throughout the inner play except for Hamlet's interruptions. This highlights Hamlet's growing complacency and desperation for a confession from Claudius. It was supposed to coat Hamlet's real intentions of his play 'Wherein [he'll] catch the conscience of the King along with his act of 'antic disposition' to protect him from losing the people's approval of him on account of treason or disrespect of the king.
Gertrude's points of view are rendered without Hamlet's incessant interruptions as in the closet seen later because of his character. She is portrayed as a devoted queen to the 'first lord' without any hint of being unfaithful or having a
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