Shakespeare midterm - Jordan Alexander 1 Claudius is deceptive backstabbing and ambitious He doesn't care for anyone but himself He is willing to kill

Shakespeare midterm - Jordan Alexander 1 Claudius is...

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Jordan Alexander 1. Claudius is deceptive, backstabbing, and ambitious. He doesn't care for anyone but himself. He is willing to kill anyone including his family in order to achieve what he wants. He is a coward because he uses other people to do what he needs. He uses Laertes, Polonius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern. Instead of addressing Hamlet directly about his madness, he tries to use Laertes to kill Hamlet for him. Nothing can change my opinion of him because he tries to kill another member of his family Hamlet because he believes he is mad. “My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin And both neglect. What if this cursèd hand Were thicker than itself with brother’s blood? Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens To wash it white as snow?”-claudius “What would you undertake to show yourself your father’s son more than words?”-claudius 2. Hamlet is passionate, and intelligent. Horatio is a loyal and caring friend. He looks after and
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