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Act II Question? The play is the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king....

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enotefreak | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 7, 2013 at 11:39 PM via web

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Act II Question?

The play is the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king. In this statement Hamlet reveals his plan to catch Claudius in regard to his murder of his father. What would you do to trap someone? How would you approach that person without directly accusing them when you want them to admit to a harm they have done you?

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bandana | College Teacher | Honors

Posted February 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM (Answer #1)

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It will be best to tell a story about some fictitious character to which the harm perpetrated on you will be done by some imagined person in the story you are recounting to the person who have harmed you,and watch his facial expressions and then shoot a question to him,"What would you do in such a situation?".If he stammers and falters I would tell him to confess the harm he has done and ask him about his motive in doing such harm to me.There is no doubt he will have no other way left but admit that he has commited the harmful misdeed.

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