Can we say that two characters ( Polonious and Claudius ) are similar to each other ? how ?
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I don't think they are similar. Polonius is a windy, pedantic, interfering, suspicious, silly old man, a "rash, intruding fool," in Hamlet's phrase. Polonius is forever fomenting intrigue and hiding behind tapestries to spy. He hatches the theory that Ophelia caused Hamlet to go mad by rejecting him. Claudius appears to be a rather dull man who is fond of the pleasures of the flesh, sex and drinking. Only as the play goes on do we become certain that he is indeed guilty of murder and usurpation. Unlike Polonius, Claudius tries to appear to be something he is not. He tries hard to look the goodly king where he has actually killed his brother to become king.