With an auspicious and a dropping eye,
With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,
In equal scale weighing delight and dole.
– William Shakespeare
Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. Claudius speaks about his mixed emotions of joy and upset at his brother’s death and his own marriage to his brother’s wife. But Claudius is a master of hypocrisy. His so-called upset at his brother’s death rings false, as he was happy to quickly marry his widow.