I thank your lordship, it is very hot.

Does Osric comply with Hamlet’s directive?
In a general way, I always thought so – but now that I look at it more closely, I wonder. If it is hot – why would he put his hat on? Unless it’s a sun hat? But if it’s any other kind of hat, putting it on will only make Osric hotter, so this thanking of his lordship and stating the weather, might, in fact, be a kind of resistance.

Thinking of him that way makes me like him more.
I mean – here is Hamlet, essentially abusing his authority by insisting this guy take his hat on and off – it’s not particularly kind.
If Osric wasn’t here to send Hamlet to his death, I might be inclined to feel bad for him.

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