The Death Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare Essay

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The Death of Polonius
Hamlet has gone through a vast amount of change. His father is dead and his uncle, whom killed his father, is now married with his mother Gertrude. These changes have vastly effected Hamlet in a way in which he seeks revenge. Hamlet should not be held accountable for the death of Polonius. There are many factors contributed solely by Claudius himself, to prove that Hamlet in fact should not be held responsible.
First of all, Hamlet has his mind set that behind the curtain lies Claudius. His first thought is that this is his best chance at killing Claudius. He had no intention or desire to kill Polonius whatsoever. “He thought it was the chief and wished to kill him to avenge his father. He had meant to kill him earlier that evening” (Bohannan). When Hamlet punctures Polonius and finds out who it really is he explains how “thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell. I took thee for thy better. Take thy fortune. Thou finds too be too busy in some danger” (Shakespeare 173; Act 3). He does not feel bad or shows any sign of remorse. It is the fault of Polonius for being nosey and spying on Hamlet instead of minding his own business. “That Polonius truly was a fool and a man who knew nothing! What child would not know enough to shout, ‘its me’” (Bohannan). Polonius just happened to be there the wrong day at the wrong time. At this time, Hamlet finds himself in a state of mental instability; therefore, he acts before he thinks. He cannot be blamed for it…

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