I took thee for thy better.

This is rich coming from Hamlet.
Is Claudius really better than Polonius?
Pretty much in status only.
I mean, we don’t know – maybe Polonius also killed a king? Or plotted to kill a prince?
But odds are, as slippery as Polonius might be – he is, morally speaking, a better man than Claudius.
Given how Hamlet feels about Claudius, this feels like a double slam – after killing the man, Hamlet calls him names, including someone worse than a murderer. Up to a wee bit of victim blaming, are we, Hamlet?


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