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Unformatted text preview: 6. Polonius believes that Hamlet is mad, and mad with love for Ophelia. To prove this, Polonius shows the Claudius and Gertrude love letters that Hamlet had written to Ophelia. 7. To prove that he is right, Polonius also planned to spy on a meeting between Hamlet and Ophelia. 8. Hamlet is excited to meet the actors because he had seen them before and they impressed Hamlet. The players are also part of Hamlets plan to see whether Claudius murdered King Hamlet. 9. The players were on tour because it was their job to roam around the country looking for places to act. 10. Hamlets soliloquy at the end of the scene reveals his plan on catching the Claudius on whether or not if he is the murderer, by presenting a play where the plot is very similar to Claudius actions. By showing this play, he will have proof of Claudiuss guilt. wherein Ill catch the conscience of the king said Hamlet....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course ACC 2002 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UChicago.
- Spring '08
- Hamlet, Hamlet, Polonius, Claudius, Laertes, Ophelia, Gertrude, Reynaldo