"Hamlet", Act II Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

"Hamlet", Act II
An analysis of how Hamlet, Claudius and Polonius investigate each other's motives.
# 124680 | 250 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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The paper analyzes how Hamlet, Claudius and Polonius decide to discover the truth about each other's motives, how their methods of investigation differ and who is more successful.

From the Paper:

"In II i of Hamlet, Polonius forecasts the method that he prefers to use to gather intelligence when he tells Reynaldo to check up on Laertes stealthily and; "By indirections find directions out". When Ophelia reveals that Hamlet has accosted her, Polonius misinterprets his longing look as the very ecstasy of love and hastens to tell Claudius about Hamlet's odd behavior. In II ii, a scene that ranges widely, Claudius asks Hamlet's good friends, Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, to draw him on to pleasures and perhaps help everyone..."

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