Hamlet 's Observations

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In Act I, scene v, What observation is Hamlet making when he says, "Meet it is I set it down / that one may smile, and smile, and be a villain"?

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Claudius is a pretty slimy guy. He is the sort of guy who would smile and smile at you while stabbing you in the back; he's kind of like a really nasty used car salesman. Hamlet wants to write down so he will remember that although Claudius smiles and knows how to say the right things, he is a villain underneath. Hamlet wants to remember this as he plans his revenge.

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