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Hamlet Act IV, Scene ii Summary

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern meet with Hamlet, and try to convince him to give up Polonius's body, which Hamlet has hidden.
  • Hamlet points out that Claudius's little helpers are like a sponge: they're soaking up Claudius's favors now, but Claudius is sure to wring them dry again as soon as he's done.
  • He also makes some jokes implying that King Claudius is a king of nothing, and that his days are numbered—all of which are totally lost on our dynamic duo.

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