Review lines 368-373 and explain what Hamlet says here about his uncle, the current king of Denmark.

Hamlet. You are welcome. But my uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived

Guildenstern. In what, my dear lord?

Hamlet. I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is

southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.

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Hamlet implies that his mother and uncle know nothing about his "mental instability". An extension of this is that the king and queen are using his two friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, for their own ends.