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In Hamlet Polonius interacts in very different ways with the various characters While talking with Reynaldo he speaks in a sneaky sly and clever manner When talking with his daughter Ophelia he seems very concerned When talking with Hamlet he seems confused not knowing what Hamlet is talking about When talking with the Players however he acts imperiously exerting his authority over them When talking with Reynaldo Polonius speaks in a clever and sneaky manner He tells Reynaldo exactly how to speak to people while trying to find Laertes He tells him exactly what to say so that the other person will be forced to tell him of the whereabouts of Laertes He told him that he should say you may say not well But if t be he I mean hes very wild Poloniuss sneakiness is seen through his clever tactic in sending Reynaldo to Paris for the purpose of discovering Laertes habits When talking with his daughter Ophelia however he seems genuinely concerned This is true because in regard to Laertes Polonius was looking for an excuse to punish or disown him for leaving the country However by Ophelia Polonius is really concerned While speaking with Gertrude and Claudius Polonius is very honest He comes before the king and queen bringing good news The good news is that he knows why Hamlet is so upset The reason is because of Ophelia After discovering Hamlets lust for his daughter he told Ophelia to stop meeting Hamlet and to send back Hamlets love letters Then he asks the king and queen if there has ever been a time where he had not told the truth Claudius responds not that I know To prove his fidelity he is prepared to have his head chopped off if he is wrong When talking with Hamlet Polonius is confused Polonius does not understand what Hamlet is talking about When confronting Hamlet Hamlet is reading a book When asked what
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