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Hamlet thinks Polonius is a dithering old fool. He continually goads Polonius into sounding like a fool. Polonius thinks he is adept in manipulating and eavesdropping on Hamlet but Hamlet is always a step ahead of him. Consider Hamlet's attempt (act 3 sc 2) at making Polonius sound like a clueless fool,
Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.
Methinks it is like a weasel.
It is backed like a weasel.
Or like a whale?
Very like a whale.