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Hamlet's Polonius: worst dad ever? Discuss.

by lillybrook on November 11, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I'm teaching Hamlet right now. Polonius is the pun master, but as a father? Well, he devalues his daughter, Ophelia, but then uses her as a negotiating chip with the monarchy. He sends his son to school in France, but then sends a servant to spy on him and spread rumors about Laertes.

I gotta admit, I'm not all that sad when he gets stabbed through a curtain. Just sayin'...


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