Did Hamlet kill Polonius deliberately or accidentally?

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  • Pearl
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    2 months ago
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    it couldve been an accident

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  • Marli
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    2 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".

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  • Cogito
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    2 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.

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  • 2 months ago

    Read the book and find out. If you've it, re-read it.

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