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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

by Tom Stoppard

Polonius

Character Analysis

Polonius is Ophelia's father and Claudius's advisor. He does Claudius's bidding, doesn't seem concerned about the moral ambiguity of the situation, and is most significant to the action of the play after Hamlet kills him and searches for a place to hide his body.

Polonius Timeline
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