Rhetorical Analysis Of Hamlet

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In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Polonius shares advice to Laertes, given anteriorly to his voyage to France, while using a didactic tone to express the importance of making good choices while prompting him to remain true to himself. Polonius presents himself in a declaring tone to convey the significance of one’s actions before Laertes’ departure to France. The tone is presented in lines 59-61 when stating how to act accordingly in a well-given manner. “See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.” His declaratory diction is well shown when using words such as “no” and “nor” while describing actions to evenly balance his given suggestions. The use of these words shows the expository writing style that displays metaphors to assimilate his message. Polonius’ leadership as a father shine through as he shows his care for his son and the decisions he makes when expressing his thoughts. Using words such as “but” to transition toward a second piece of advice shows his eloquent choice of …show more content…

Throughout lines 68-69, Laertes is presented with another piece of advice dedicated to the ways he must express himself while listening to the opinions of others. “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.”. Polonius again uses “but” to articulate two sides of a conversation while remaining consistent with his overall advice. This incorporation of this advice prepares Laertes for how to converse with others and how to listen while taking in other’s opinions. His integration of metaphors throughout his advice to Laertes brings eloquent diction as he is consistent with the use of them in his words. Using all these assisting factors he managed to portray that one should remain open to the opinions of others and not always respond with your

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