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The Play Hamlet by William Shakespeare is arguably his finest tragedy ever written. The characterizations of the cast are odd shaped pieces that fit perfectly in this puzzle of confusion and anger. The contrasts and comparisons between and within the characters paint a colorful picture of tragedy and betrayal. Three characters that display intricate characteristics are Polonius, King Claudius, and Hamlet.
Polonius is a confused man filled with nothingness. He is just a shell of a person who will agree with those who overpower him. His mind is disillusioned and distraught. Throughout the play, until he is killed, he believes that Hamlet is acting crazy because Hamlet loves Ophelia, Polonius' daughter. "This is the very ecstasy of love…As oft as any passion under heaven That does afflict our natures." It is these characteristics that lead him to his death. Following orders by the king, Polonius hides behind a curtain to spy on Hamlet. Unfortunately, Polonius sp...
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