Hamlet murders Polonius, himself, the King, Laertes, Ophelia, the Queen. Hamlet was not thinking when all of these things unfolded. “That to Laertes I forgot myself” (81.5.2.)Hamlet hears things with the utmost precision and thus is able to twist his opponents words and create puns. Page 56-57 and 88-92 a little?.The importance of ears first lies in that Hamlet’s father was killed via poison in the ear. The repetition is also important because, obviously, through our ears we are able to listen. Hamlet is an excellent listener, except somewhat to himself. Hamlet hears what others say, and is able to draw out the subconscious meaning in it, or develop his own. Listening is the passive version of speaking, just as thought is the passive version of action. The two, in Hamlet’s case, are both very relavent. Also, many characters just try to listen to what Hamlet has to say and let him speak. The Queen never really says much. Ophelia never really says much. Hamlet just fills their ears with his mystical words, with his verbal poi son. Act 4 scene 5 the king says it 3 times when talking about Laertes’ ear and how Laertes does not want his ear to be infected by people talking about his father’s death. Listening to others is also a respectful thing. Ears are also full of wax.