B. Hamlet continues the pretense of madness as he teases Claudius about Polonius corpse and his own departure for England. C. Claudius reveals the fencing plot to Laertes, and says even Hamlets mother will be convinced his death is an accident. G. Hamlet says his tongue and soul in this be hypocrites as he goes to speak with Gertrude, with whom he is very distraught. H. Claudius discovers that his true thoughts cannot give way to his desired action of praying; yet Hamlet is fooled by the appearance of Claudius at prayer and does not murder him. But the device is heightened in Shakespeare as it enables a character to reveal the inner soul to the audience without telling the other characters. It is usual that one discovers more of a character from a soliloquy than from the action of the play alone. Shakespeare uses the soliloquies in Hamlet to great effec with Hamlet state of mind, his indecision and his use of imagery. Hamletstate of mind in his first soliloquy is deeply nihilistic; Shakespeare presents the world as an unneeded garden rank in nature. Trace the motif of acting, seeming, illusion, and deceit as opposed to sincerity, being, reality, and honesty, as these qualities are evidenced throughout the play. Outline, i. Thesis Statement: Many of the characters in Hamlet are involved in duplicity designed to deceive, betray, or destroy others. In the first soliloquy and the third, Hamlet is particularly nihilistic. In the first he says; Oh that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve into a dew! B. Hamlet notes that Horatio is above flattery, and thus unable.