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|GR: Polonius under King Hamlet
Written by Kristen G.
(5/23/2003 12:40 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Polonius questions, penned by Cheryl
I get the feeling that Ophelia, Laertes and Hamlet have known each other for a long time - perhaps have really grown up together. Hamlet's jealousy over Laertes' skill with a sword sounds like a rather brotherly kind of envy. And I don't think that Hamlet would fall for Ophelia after his father's death. This leads me to think that even if Polonius wasn't Chamberlain under King Hamlet, he was at least at court. And I have this feeling that if he had been raised to a position Hamlet didn't think he deserved, Hamlet would list it at some point or other as one of his grievances (the boy can complain when he wants to!). All that to say I think Polonius was Chamberlain under King Hamlet. :-)
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