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The Real Tragedy Of Hamlet In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare the death or murder of a character becomes very freuquent Although many people die It is a result of their own wrong-doing You could almost say they deserved what they got But there were deaths of people that were due to the manipulation from the royalty A good example can be found in the family of Polonius The real tragedy of Hamlet is not that of Hamlet or his family but of Polonius family because their deaths were not caused by their own sinful actions but rather by their small instigation of Claudius and Hamlets battle The first character to die in the play is Polonius Eventhough Polonius often acted in a deceitful manner when dealing with Hamlet it is only because he was carrying out plans devised and ordered by the King andor Queen in order to discover the nature of Hamlets madness Being the Kings right hand it was his duty to obey the King and Queens wishes and it was indeed his loyalty that eventually proved to be fatal for him An example of how Polonius innocent involvement with the royal family resulting to his death can be found at the beginning of Act III scene iv when Hamlet stabs him while he is hiding behind the Curtained Wall in Gertrudes chamber This is a great example of how Polonius a man unknowing of the true nature of the situation that he was in is killed by a member of the royalty during the execution of one Hamlet of their schemes This makes Polonius death a tragedy But he was asking for it come on The next member of the Polonius clan to die is his daughter Ophelia Ophelias death is also tragic because of her complete innocence in the situation You can argue that Polonius deserved his fate because of his handling with Hamlet while he
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