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In Act 4, Scene 2, please explain the quote: "Who like not in their judgment but their eyes." In act4 scene2

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This line actually occurs at the beginning of Act 4, Scene 3. It is spoken by Claudius to two or three attendant lords. He says that it is very dangerous for Hamlet to go free (after killing Polonius) but he cannot imprison him because

He's loved of the distracted multitude,

Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes . . .

In other words, the ignorant, emotional masses form their opinions of prominent people on the basis of their looks and manners rather than by...

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