In this scene of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet excitedly welcomes the players who will be performing a play (within a play) at the castle. Hamlet intends to utilize this new resource as a means of addressing his current dilemma of whether or not the ghost of his father told the truth about his death and if it would be morally right for Hamlet to avenge his death. Hamlet decides to experiment with players by having them act out the murder of his father in order to see if it will evoke a response from the new King Claudius. In experimenting with the players, Hamlet comes to use this medium to confront the issues of his current state. If we were to relate this to Latin American writers and literature, we can identify that Latin American writers experiment with literature to combat their social, political, and economic constraints.

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