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Hamlet eventually kills Polonius in Act 3 Scene 4. He believes hes killed the king but is mistaken.

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HAMLET SOLILOQUY The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is a novel written by Shakespeare. It was written between 1599 and 1601.. The play was set in Denmark, and describes how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who murdered his father, and then goes on to marry the Queen, Hamlets mother, much to the surprise of Prince Hamlet. This marriage confuses Hamlet, who cannot believe what he has witnessed, and makes his mind unstable. Hamlet later has a dream, in which his father appears. In this dream, his father tells him of the way his murder was plotted by his uncle Claudius, so he could become King. His father also tells him, his mum was involved in the plan and murder. His father demands revenge. He demands Hamlet to gain revenge on his father's murder, by killing his uncle. He, however, warns him not to harm his mother. ...read more.


Immediately after Hamlet stabs Polonius, the ghost of his father appears. Act 3, Scene 4: Polonius puts Gertrude up to the task of talking to Hamlet, and finding out what worries him. Gertrude calls Hamlet, and Polonius quickly behinds a large curtain. Hamlet comes hastily, and believes it is only him and his mother. He begins to speak from his heart, and tell his mother his feelings. He sees the curtain move, and hears noise. He believes it is Claudius hiding. His attitude changes, and his mood swings. He is no longer calm towards his mother and accuses her of many things. He pushes her onto her bed, and attacks her. He speaks out against her and Claudius. He claims to know that Claudius and her were behind his father's death. He speaks out in disgust against their marriage, shortly after the death of his father. He claims it was wrong, and does not understand how she agreed to the marriage. ...read more.


He believes this as he did not think Polonius would be in the Queens room and he was correct. Who other then Claudius is expected to be in Gertrude's bedroom at the same time as her. He removes the curtain cover to see Polonius lying on the floor, dead. Hamlet is shocked and doesn't know how to react. He dislikes Polonius, but that was no reason to kill him. He then looks towards his mother, lost for words. His mother offers nothing, but a look of horror on her face. Her son has become a murderer. Immediately after Hamlet stabs Polonius, the ghost of his father appears. Hamlet begins talking to the ghost, and his mother watches on astounded. The ghost is not visible to her, and she therefore believes Hamlet is talking to himself. She thinks he's crazy. After the ghost's disappearance, Hamlet speaks of Claudius' decision to send him to England. He claims he would rather be sent away than remain with them. He speaks out against Claudius, and it becomes to apparent to Gertrude that Hamlet hates him. ...read more.

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