lines 263-297 and explain the tone of the conversation that Hamlet has with Rosencratz and Guildenstern when they arrived.
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Hamlet toys with Polonius, leading the old fool to think just what he wants. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, too, are no match for the perceptiveness of Hamlet. He instantly plumbs the depths of their purpose, calling them out for royal spies. In short, Hamlet appears in this Act as the only truly gifted politician, the only accurate reader of men’s minds, in the whole of Elsinore. Hamlet's tone becomes increasingly aggressive, as his two friends are unable to answer his questions. By the end of their conversation, Hamlet's tone is dismissive.