Examples Of Guilty In Hamlet

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Megan Herigan
Mrs. Cloos
12 College prep
6 December 2016
Ladies and gentleman the prosecution may announce that Hamlet is guilty of killing three people directly. I am here to provide evidence of how this man is guilty. Anyone who disagrees will be proved wrong.
The first victim is Polonius, Hamlet thought it was Claudius behind the arras and took his chance to strike and he clearly did. “How now! A rat?” Hamlet mistook Polonius for Claudius and his automatic instinct was to stab him. “Nay I know not: is it the king? Hamlet had no idea that he was not killing the king until he caught a glimpse behind the arras that he stabbed Polonius. Hamlet is faking that he is crazy just to annoy Claudius. Claudius took his mother, killed his …show more content…

Hamlet was so furious with them for telling Claudius what they knew about Hamlet and so when Hamlet had the chance to send them to England, he seized the opportunity. Hamlet was originally sent to England by Claudius so that he would be killed, but once again events took a slight opposite turn. Hamlet meets these pirates and pays them, so that he can go back to Denmark and infuriate Claudius with the fact that he is back. Meanwhile Hamlet refused to let Rosencrantz and Guildenstern join him on this journey because he switched the execution letter so the king of England would kill Rosencrantz and Guildenstern instead of Hamlet and that’s exactly how the events unfolded. Hamlet hates how Rosencrantz and Guildenstern act as sponges to Claudius meaning once they tell Claudius as much as they know about Hamlet, then they are cut off. Hamlet’s state of mind is set on one goal and that is killing Claudius. Hamlet did not feel upset about what he did to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern because he thought they deserved to die. They betrayed him which caused him to lose all respect for them and he did not care about what would happen to

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