Hamlet Character Analysis
Character : Polonius
In this quote from Polonius, He is telling His daughter Ophelia that Hamlet does not really love her.
Other characters' descriptions : “Have you your father’s leave? What says Polonius?”- (scene 2, page 5) Claudius. showing he is powerful and wise by wanting Polonius' opinion.
Character Traits : “Here, I give you my blessing again. And just try to remember a few rules of life…” (Scene 3, Page 3) Polonios is very wise and loves his son alot.
Motivation for Actions : Polonius acts as if his duty is solely to his country since he is part of the government, but i think he mostly wants his children and family to be safe, happy, and succesful.
Vocab : Polonius' partisan ways are evident in his actions.
Because of the filial love Polonius has for Ophelia, he doesn't want anyone to hurt her.
Claudius asked if Laertes had Polonius permission to go to college, when Laertes vouchsafed him for permission to leave.
Other characters' descriptions :“As of a man faithful and honorable.” (scene 2, Page 6) In this quote Claudius is telling Polonius his opinion of him.
Character Traits : "We’re doing this wisely and intelligently, indirectly, finding out things by roundabout means. That’s how you’ll find out what my son is up to in Paris. You get my point, don’t you?" (Scene 1, Page 3) This is Polonius being Very Sneaky, and Nosy.
Motivation for Actions : Polonius acts as if he needs to be involved in every aspect of his familys life. He wants them to be sucessful but it causes im to control them.
Vocab : Polonius contrives a plan to send Reynaldo to spy on his son Laertes at college.
Other characters' descriptions : "What’s this, a rat? I’ll bet a buck he’s a dead rat now" (scene 4, Page 2). In this quote Polonius is referred to by Hamlet as a rat.
Character Traits : "I hear him coming. Quick, let’s hide, my lord." (scene 1, page 3) In this quote Polonius is being Sneaky once again by ease dropping in on a conversation.
Motivation for Actions : Polonios Continually acts as if he knows whats going on with everyone. He truly belive that love is the reason for hamlet’s madness and wants to prove that to everyone.
Vocab : Polonius was killed with Hamlets Rapier.
Other characters' descriptions : “I can’t help crying when I think of him being laid in the cold ground.” (Scene 5, Page 4) He was loved by his daughter.
Character Traits : Although Polonius is dead, he still holds the character traits of Intelligence, devotions, and being loved.
Motivation for Actions : In this act, Ophelia( Polonius’ daughter) commits suiced. Polonius motiveded her to that through his death.
Other characters' descriptions : "You’re not responsible for my death and my father’s, and I’m not responsible for yours." (Scene 2, Page 16) In this quote Laertes tells Hamlet that He and Polonius are both innocent in being responsible for murder of anyone.
Character Traits : Although Polonius is dead, he now has the character trait of being innocent in the death of anyone.
Motivation for Actions : In this act, Laertes was motivated to fight hamlet, because of polonius death. Polonius motivated him to do that through dying by hamlet.