Polonius Character Summary

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  • Polonius
    • Key Quotes
      • Hamlet- 'You are a fishmonger'
      • 'I'll loose my daughter to him'
        • Makes Ophelia do thing that he wants her to do but actually upset her- court yard
          • He shows little concern for Ophelia
          • Helps the king by spying on Hamlet
            • He shows little concern for Ophelia
      • 'I'll lug the guts into the neighbours room'
    • Background
      • His is the King's chief advisor and the father of Ophelia
        • Helps the king by spying on Hamlet
        • He us utterly self serving like Claudius
        • Marked by his insincere and pompous social conduct
        • Belives that Hamlet is mad due to his love for Ophelia
          • Makes Ophelia do thing that he wants her to do but actually upset her- court yard
          • He is killed by Hamlet ironically while he is spying on him in Gertrude bed chamber

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