act 3 scene 1

what does polonius instructions to ophekkia demonstrate about his character?

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Polonius and Claudius loose Ophelia on Hamlet and mark their encounter, hoping to find the root of his madness. They instruct Ophelia to pretend that she is simply reading a book and withdraw behind a tapestry. Polonius demonstrates a ruthlessness hitherto unseen in his character...... to use his daughter in such a way was the truest sign of selfishness and callousness he could give us. The man was nothing more than mercilous and self-serving.