Did Hamlet kill Polonius deliberately or accidentally?
- PearlLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
it couldve been an accident
- MarliLv 72 months ago
Hamlet heard a cough or noise. He suspects an eavesdropper. He stabs in the direction of the sound. He made a flash decision to kill the eavesdropper, so it was deliberate.
Did he suspect the eavesdropper was Polonius? Probably not, from what he called him when he dragged away the body.
Or King Claudius? Hmm. There seems to be a lot of interior thinking in the play. Perhaps he did. Perhaps he wanted the eavesdropper to be the one other man who had access to his mother. Perhaps he subconsciously thought he was defending his mother from her "seducer husband".
- CogitoLv 72 months ago
Have you not read it?
He thought it was his uncle, Claudius, hiding behind the curtains. He meant to kill him. He had no idea that it was Polonius.
- pianomanLv 72 months ago
Read the book and find out. If you've it, re-read it.