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The basic definition of the word rash is haste lack of deliberation or caution This means that one would be exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense imprudence and lack of forethought In the play Hamlet we observe the main character Hamlet acting in a rash manner or so we think numerous times The first instance Hamlet acts impulsive or rash is in Act III scene iv line 27 Hamlet had just slain Polonius thinking it was Claudius He heard a noise from behind his mothers curtain and figured that Claudius was hiding behind it listening to their conversation He thought this because the King is the only one allowed in the Queens bedroom therefore the intruder HAD to be Claudius He knew that this would be the best time to kill Claudius because he wasnt sure if he could do it before and he could just do it without thinking and be done with the whole thing the Queen Oh what a rash and bloody deed this is Hamlet A bloody deed Almost as bad good mother As kill a king and marry with his brotherafter he finds that he didnt kill Claudius but killed Polonius he continues Thou wretched rash intruding fool farewell Hamlet was saying that Polonius was a fool for being in Gertrudes room and spying Since this was the case Polonius got what he deserved Hamlet was explaining to his mother what happened with his fathers death and how Claudius was involved something that only Hamlet knew about I believe that yes Hamlet did act on impulses when killing Polonius but after the deed had been done really felt no real remorse Hamlet blurted the truth about what had happened full of frustration and rage All his anger and hostility came rushing out and he couldnt control himself or what he said Even though this was the truth it was said in a
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