Polonuis 'Adjectives In Hamlet'

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Often time’s society has placed adjectives that go with certain words. Words that no matter what context are followed or preceded by these adjectives. These adjectives are not necessarily negative nor positive they just happen to be there. They are not seen as boxes but that is what they happen to be, they without a doubt and unmeaning-to put people into categories. But because of these adjective they can belong to no other boxes, they will always be connected to said adjective. Now, what adjective you might ask, well that’s simple, adjective like Black, retarded, gay, dumb, crazy, or even young. Time and time again men whose pigment is of a darker shade than others, are no longer just men, but Black men. Black as an adjective will always…show more content…
Polonuis is one of the first people to call Hamlet mad and at times tries to take his own life experience and compare them to Hamlet. Polonius is very much a catalyst to a lot of the unnecessary blood loss. He describes Hamlet as, “Come, go with me. I will go seek the King. This is the very ecstasy of love, Whose Violent property fordoes itself and leads the will to desperate undertakings as oft as any passion under heaven that does afflict our natures…” (Hamlet,2.1:102-108). It is plain to see that Polonuis is snitch, expecially from, “I will go seek the King,” he can not wait to go tell the King what he thinks of Hamlet. First of there is, “ecstasy,” which is the “…state of being ‘beside oneself,’”(OED), basically Polonuis is say that Hamlet is so much in love with his daughter that it has made him go outside his normal demeanor. Then, there “violent,” and “desperate undertakings,” as in Hamlet not acting as himself has caused him to become violent and do things that do not behoove him, especially as a Prince. Furthering one this idea of madness, “passion…does afflict out nature,” this supposed love for Ophelia, has some how change Hamlet from his natural state into something that is not natural or reminiscent of Hamlet the man they he seems to recall. From a small story that Polonuis was told by his daughter he then…show more content…
(As You, 3.2:192-193). Where we see her forever calling Orlando young even though he has disproven all their notions of said thoughts, by his wrestling skills, love letters on trees, and protection of his older brother. But none of this mattered no, he was still seen as, “young.” Not just in age but in maturity and experience. Then there is Hamlet, who Polonuiss seems keep hammering away at, “I swear I use no art at all. That he is mad, ’tis true; ’tis true ’tis…”(Hamlet, 2.2: 98-99). For Polonuis there is no other explanation for Hamlet’s actions and so mad is what he has labled him. He even, “swear[‘s],” by it that his method or lack of method is thorth and solid. Through these two play Shakespeare has created examples of the everyday walks of life, when people make judgments off of pre-convinced notions and first glances. Through both play’s it is only clear at the end that both men were not as others had thought them to be. Orlando was not young in spirit and nor was Hamlet as crazy or danger as they were both believed to be. Unfortunately for Hamlet his fate was death, but Orlando’s was marriage as both outcome behoove of their

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