What is comical about Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet?
Polonius in William Shakespeare’s tragedy titled Hamlet is often presented as a comic figure, not only by critics but by Shakespeare himself. Perhaps the most comical moment in the play involving Polonius is the one in which he tells Hamlet of the arrival of the actors, describing them as the
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When I read Hamlet, I didn't find any humor, but notice the audience laughs.