Hiding a Villains True Nature

In Act I, scene 5, Hamlet describe King Claudius saying, “That one may smile and smile and be a villain, ” Choose two of the following villains (Claudius from Hamlet, Tom Buchanan from the great Gatsby, Capitan Vidal from Pan’s Labyrinth) and compare closely the ability of each to hide their inner vicious character under a pleasing outer appearance. Things to consider might include: intelligence, personal charm, ultimate success.

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