Unformatted text preview: after King Hamlet’s funeral. But besides harsh slander, the term “words” can be used cleverly when Hamlet, in his supposed madness, talks with Polonius. Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. Polonius: What is the matter, my lord? Hamlet: Between who? (Shakespeare II.ii.208-12) Hamlet utilizes witty equivocation and literal interpretations that take Polonius aback. Hamlet’s wordplay proves that words can easily be manipulated to turn well-respected, intelligent men into mere fools....
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- Spring '11
- Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, King Hamlet