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.
O, most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets! Hamlet does not realize how important his mother truly is in his life and may not intentionally realize that he holds his mother at extremely high importance because he psychologically longs for his…. Hamlet sees Laertes as a mirror of himself because each have lost their father brutally. Hamlet then finds the will to act because he identifies with Laertes' similar….
The Roles of Polonius in Hamlet As a secondary character, Polonius' roles in Hamlet are ingenious in their variety and purpose. Shakespeare's masterfully crafted play contains such a multi-faceted character in a sense of economy; Polonius fulfills the roles potentially played by several insignificant characters. Polonius plays the wise old man, the fool, the substitute for the king, and the scapegoat Oakes. Shakespeare's reasons behind the creation of such a significant secondary character. In particular, the character of Polonius fills the role of the comic fool; he is in two essential comedic scenes, one with his own children and then one with Hamlet.