In Shakespeare, Hamlet (I-III) I noticed this passage:
Horatio: A speck of dust is to trouble the mind’s eye.
This quote seems fitting to the first part of the play. Clearly Hamlet is grieving for the loss of his father and finding that this ghost of his father exists and tells him of a troubling story of his murder. Hamlet sees reason to test out this theory of murder in the form of a play. It seems to me like a clever idea. He gets to see the reaction of his uncle the king and either believe the worst or believe it was a lie. The speck of dust in the quote made me think of the question Hamlet has in his mind, Did my uncle really kill my father? It is like a pebble in your shoe, you know its their and yet until you are able to see it or hold it in your hand, you just accept it rolling around in your shoe. I think the speck of dust is the pain he carries for losing his father and for not being happy about the marriage of his mother to his uncle. The fact that they were in a sense telling him to get over his fathers death, that was only month ago, is really telling. Did the mother have any involvement in the murder, was she secretly having an affair with the kings brother or was the kings brother so hungry for power he would do anything for it? I think Polonius is a trouble maker and his daughter is foolish and naive. I wander if the guards will keep their word to be quiet or not?