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Act III Scene I The scene begins with Claudius questioning Rosencrantz and Guildenstern The two tells the king what they have found out about Hamlets madness which is nothing but leaves out the important truth that they have already revealed to Hamlet that they were sent for as spies by the King Somehow Claudius doesnt seem as regal and dignified as he was the first time we saw him in Act I Scene II Due to the problem with Hamlets madness he seems to have become less certain of what he is doing He has lost the confidence he seemed to have the first time he appeared Hes not sure which way to approach Hamlet and his choices seem to be less thought out now For example his choice of using Rosencrantz and Guildenstern was apparently not a wise one for it was obvious that they would fail him by telling Hamlet that they were sent for Also as proof that Claudius is not all too certain how to make his own decisions and plans we now see another side of Claudius that is very very dependent on Polonius For the most part Claudius was upset that the two werent able to produce more information on Hamlets madness however he is still happy to hear about Hamlets proposal to invite the king and queen to the play Because Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have failed him Claudius now has to go along with Polonius plan of hiding and spying An important scene comes when Claudius mutters something about his guilt just before the two go into hiding and after Polonius has just finished saying We are oft to blame in this Tis too much proved that with devotions visage And pious action we do sugar oer The devil himself Claudius says to himself O tis too true How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience K O heavy burden For the first time we see
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