The mystery and expectation of Act 1 give way in Act 2 to use of specific rational methods for exposing the rot in Denmark. Is Act 2 any less passionate because of this emphasis on contrivance? How are the strong feelings for Polonius, Claudius, and Hamlet revealed, and how do they contribute to the furthering of the action.
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This is more an essay question than a short answer question. I think Act two becomes a more practical extension of the passion from act 1. Hamlet's passion for knowledge and revenge is taking shape in Act 2 rather than remaining academic or just metaphysical.