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What scene in Hamlet does Hamlet kill Polonius?

Hamlet kills Polonius in act 3, scene 4 of William Shakespeare's Hamlet because he believes him to be King Claudius, the man who killed Hamlet's father and against whom Hamlet spends the entire play seeking revenge.

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Similarly, it is asked, why does Shakespeare have Hamlet kill Polonius?

Polonius echoes the request for help and is heard by Hamlet, who then mistakes the voice for Claudius' and stabs through the arras and kills him. Polonius' death at the hands of Hamlet causes Claudius to fear for his own life, Ophelia to go mad, and Laertes to seek revenge, which leads to the duel in the final act.

Furthermore, does Hamlet show remorse for killing Polonius? Hamlet kills Polonius by mistake, but he feels no guilt for killing him. Polonius tells Gertrude to talk with him, and that while they speak, he will hide behind the tapestry. He wants her to speak with him about his behavior and find a way to calm him down. He will come straight.

In this regard, what does Hamlet do with Polonius?

Summary: Act IV, scene iii Pressed by Claudius to reveal the location of Polonius's body, Hamlet is by turns inane, coy, and clever, saying that Polonius is being eaten by worms, and that the king could send a messenger to find Polonius in heaven or seek him in hell himself.

Who does Hamlet kill first?

By the end of the tragedy, Hamlet has caused the deaths of Polonius, Laertes, Claudius, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two acquaintances of his from the University of Wittenberg. He is also indirectly involved in the deaths of his love Ophelia (drowning) and of his mother Gertrude (poisoned by Claudius by mistake).

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